ESCWA Statistics Division is organizing the Arab Working Group on Time Use Statistics (WG_TUS) Workshop at the Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel in Cairo, Egypt from 13 to 15 November 2012 as per recommendations of the Workshop on TUS in Arab Countries, organized by ESCWA in close collaborating with UNSD in 2011. http://www.escwa.un.org/information/meetingdetails.asp?referenceNum=1551E
The objective of the Workshop is to develop the first draft of toolkit on time use survey towards harmonizing the production and dissemination of time use statistics in the Arab countries for national use and regional comparison.The Workshop will discuss classification and measurement tools for time use statistics and draft relevant guidelines to harmonize the production and dissemination of data in the Arab region. The following is expected to be accomplished:a) Enhanced understanding of Time Use Surveys and their uses; (b) Enhanced understanding of different tools and indicators produced by Time Use Survey.
Enhance the understanding of different methodological approaches to Time Use Surveys.
Methodological approaches to time-use data collection Dr. Valeria Esquivel Presentation on Questionnaire design Dr. Valeria Esquivel Day 1 outcome: Agreement and guidelines for a methodological approach for TU data collection in the Arab region (questionnaire design and main components)
Notes for DAY 1 - Esquivel Esquivel Chapter 8 Time use surveys in the south Hirway TUS in Dev Countries Final Paper Esquivel Chapter 8 tables
Draft Classification of Time Use Activities for Arab countries adapted from the International Classification of Time Use Activities (ICATUS)
Main characteristics of existing Classifications of Activities according to TUS objectives Dr. Valeria Esquivel Presentation on Questionnaire design Dr. Valeria Esquivel Day 2 and 3 outcomes: Adapted Classification of Time Use Activities for Arab countries
Notes for DAY 2 - Guerrero
The relationship of TUS design and its ability to inform gender aware policy analysis.
New policy agendas for TUS research Dr Valeria Esquivel Day 3 outcome: Draft background schedules
Notes for DAY 3 - Esquivel Session 13 Time Use, Unpaid Work, Poverty and Public Policy Hirway & Jose Paper in feminist Economics on Employment Sixteen years after Beijing