Time use surveys are quantitative summaries of how people spend their time over a specific period, and can have a significant impact on policy.
This brief outlines the many ways that time use survey data can inform policy, including:
- Improve economic and social policies and advocate for policies that reduce care burden;
- Inform and promote child protection policies;
- Help countries better value the contribution of unpaid care work;
- Drive public campaigns to promote shared responsibilities in the home;
- Measure the impact of development interventions.