Pan India Time Use Survey released

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  • October 6, 2020
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Pan India Time Use Survey released

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society; GS-III – Economy

In news

  • India’s first Pan India time use survey was released. 
  • Released by: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Key takeaways

Paid employment

  • Men: 57.3% of the people surveyed (7 hours 39 minutes)
  • Women: 18.4% (5 hours 33 minutes)

Unpaid domestic services

  • Men: 26.1% (1 hour 37 minutes) 
  • Women: 81.2% (4 hours 59 minutes) 

Social activities

  • Men: 91.4%
  • Women: 91.3%

Unpaid volunteer work

  • Men: 2.7% 
  • Women: 2%

Do you know?

  • A time use survey measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socialising. 
  • Objective: To measure participation of men and women in paid and unpaid activities.
  • The “NSS Report- Time Use in India 2019” is the first such pan India survey which was conducted between January and December 2019.
  • Paid employment includes jobs, farming, fishing, mining amongst other economic activities 

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