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Expert group meeting to finalize the Trial International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (ICATUS)

New York
11 - 13 June, 2012

The purpose of the trial classification is to assist countries interested in embarking on time-use studies by providing the structure of a classification which could be adapted to national circumstances and facilitate international comparisons. This trial international classification can be used by both developing and developed countries in their time-use surveys.

Classification of activities for time-use statistics was first flagged at the 28th session of the Statistical Commission in 1995. By 1997, the UN Statistics Division had convened its first expert group meeting to prepare a draft classification.

Based on the experience of countries who used or adapted this classification, as well as on recommendations from a second expert group meeting organized in 2000, a revised version was issued and published in the ¿Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work (United Nations, 2005¿) entitled ¿UN Trial International

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Date 11 - 13 June, 2012
Location New York
Organizer Statistics Division [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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