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Measuring time use
Measuring Time Use: An assessment of issues and challenges in conducting time-use surveys with special emphasis on developing countries

Time use surveys have proliferated rapidly in recent years and now influence important public policy debates over issues ranging from infrastructure investment to social spending. Still the question remains on how to make that such surveys be conducted in more countries, with certain regularity and with stronger and more efficient use by policymakers.

The commissioned report is part of the CEGS’s efforts to improve the use and harmonization of time-use surveys in households, with an emphasis on the unique contexts present in developing countries. By exploring best practices and providing evidence-based recommendations, these reports aim to contribute to policy changes and improved quality and comparability of time-use surveys, taking into account factors such as cost, appropriate survey design and the application of new technologies. 

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