Italy 2008

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Samples included

Sample description
Country: Italy 2008-2009
Study title: National Time Use Survey
Collector: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT)
When conducted: 2008-2009
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 3 and older to complete one 24-hour diary (with parents helping younger children to complete their diaires). The survey split households into three similarly-sized groups, one which completed their diaries on a random week day, one which completed diaries on Saturdays, and the third which completed diaries on Sundays. All household diarists were asked to complete their diaries on the same calendar day. The diaries covered 24 hour periods, starting at 04:00 on the 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. In contrast with the HETUS guidelines, the use of computers and the internet is embedded into the activity codes, and diarists were asked to identify the use of technology in their activity reports. After collection, the activities are coded into 270 categories. This survey breaks down location and mode of transport into 56 categories (significantly more than the 17 Eurostat categories).
Sample size: 40,526
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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