HUNGARY 2009-2010

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Samples included

Sample description
Country: Hungary 2009-10
Study title: Time Use Survey
Collector: Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest (with funding provided mainly by the national government, with additional sums provided by the National Scientific Foundation)
When conducted: 1 October 2009 - 30 September 2010
Sampling method and study design: This survey largely followed the Eurostat Harmonised European Time Use Studies guidelines. The survey drew a national sample of private households, and asked all household members aged 10-84 to complete diaries. All participants aged 15-24 as well as all participants who were aged 25-69 and employed at least part-time were asked to complete two diaries, one on a school/work week day, and one on a weekend day. Diarists aged 10-14, aged 70-84, and aged 25-69 who were not employed were only asked to complete one diary on a randomly selected day. All household diarists were asked to complete their diaries on the same calendar days (though in cases of household including diarists of the 1 diary and 2 diary groups, the one diary group only completed diaries on one of the sampled days). The diaries covered 24 hour periods, starting at 04:00 on each diary day, and divided the observation period into 10 minute intervals where people recorded their main activity and any secondary activity in their own words. Diaries also covered location and mode of transport, who else was present, and whether the diarist used a computer or the internet during the activity. After collection, completed diaries were coded into just under 550 activity codes.
Sample size: 8390 diaries
Response rate:
Weighting procedures: Weighting addresses sample variations to reflect the national population and balances the distribution of the days of the week.
Sources of information: Eurostat
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