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Daily Activities for Time Use Under SCI Review

Daily Activities for Time Use Under SCI Review  Daily Activities for Time Use Under SCI Review

The Statistical Center of Iran has published a report based on the International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics (ICATUS 2016), illustrating a classification of all the activities an Iranian person spent time on during the 24 hours in a day in the fourth quarter of last fiscal year (Dec. 22, 2019-March 19). 
The survey's purpose is to serve as a standard framework for time-use statistics based on activities grouped in a logical way. 
Notably, the fourth quarter report was not conducted in Ardabil, Isfahan, Semnan, Khorasan Razavi, Qazvin, Kerman and Gilan provinces due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The SCI report shows an Iranian individual living in urban areas spent two hours and 40 minutes on employment and related activities (four hours and 46 minutes for men); three hours and 3 minutes on unpaid domestic services for household and family members (five hours and six minutes for women); two minutes on unpaid volunteer, trainee and other unpaid work; one hour and 24 minutes on socializing, communication, community participation and religious practice (one hours and 39 minutes for men); four hours and 29 minutes on culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices (four hours and 54 minutes for men); and 11 hours and 40 minutes on self-care and maintenance per day on average during the period under review. 
When compared with Q3 of last Iranian year (Sept. 23-Dec. 21, 2019), time spent on unpaid domestic services for household and family members increased by 22 minutes and self-care and maintenance rose by 25 minutes in Q4. This comes as time spent on culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices decreased by 23 minutes and socializing, communication, community participation and religious practice dropped by 22 minutes due to the coronavirus crisis.   
ICATUS provides a framework with standardized concepts and definitions for the systematic dissemination of internationally comparable time-use statistics, regardless of the type of instruments used for data collection. Its data can be further used to guide the collection of time-use data, or be adapted into countries’ classifications reflecting national context and needs. 
 

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