Methodological guide on time-use measurements in Latin America and the Caribbean

Methodological guide on time-use measurements in Latin America and the Caribbean

Biennium:
2020-2021
Coordinator
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) of Mexico
Technical Secretariat
Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC
Statistics Division of ECLAC
Entidad de las Naciones Unidas para la Igualdad de Género y el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres (ONU Mujeres)
Members
National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) of Argentina
Statistical Institute of Belize
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Boliva
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) of Chile
Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) of Colombia
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC) of Costa Rica
Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información (ONEI) of Cuba
Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos (DGEEC) of Paraguay
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) of Perú
Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE) of Dominican Republic
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Uruguay
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo PNUD
Objetives

General objective

To systematize experiences in the measurement of time use in Latin America and the Caribbean and to develop guidelines for the conduct of time-use surveys and the calculation of indicators on time use and unpaid work in the region.

Specific objectives

  • To systematize the different methodologies used in the region to measure time use and unpaid work and to analyse the different approaches to measuring time use.
  • To examine the different time-use classifications used by the countries of the region and their links with the Classification of Time-Use Activities for Latin America and the Caribbean (CAUTAL), as a regional classifier, and the International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics.
  • To determine a minimum list of activities to be included in time-use surveys so that the main time-use indicators are comparable, specifically SDG indicator 5.4.1.