28/11/2013 Growing Up in Ireland: Time-Use Diary data from the Child Cohort

28 November 2013

Growing Up in Ireland would like to announce that data from the Time-Use Survey administered at the first wave of the Child Cohort (aged 9 years) are now available. Data from the Time-Use Survey administered at the second wave of the Child Cohort (aged 13 years) will become available by the end of 2014.

These data include anonymised details from Time-Use Diaries which were completed by the families involved in the first wave of the Child Cohort, when the children were nine years of age. The data file is accompanied by a comprehensive document describing the data, their collection, structure and content, as well as detailed instructions on how to match the Time-Use data to the relevant AMF/RMF data files. The information contained in the file was collected under the Statistics Act, 1993 and can be used for statistical purposes only – to use it for any other purpose would be an offence under the Act.

Accessing the Data:

The Time-Use Diary data file is a publicly available dataset which has been prepared in such a way as to protect the anonymity of all participants. This data file is intended for use in conjunction with the GUI AMF data which are already available from ISSDA. Researchers wishing to access it should apply to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) at www.ucd.ie/issda.

The Time-Use Diary data file may also be used in conjunction with the GUI RMF data which is a more detailed dataset. Access to the RMF is subject to appointment of the researcher as an Officer of Statistics by the Central Statistics Office, meaning that the researcher is subject to the full rigour and penalties of the Statistics Act, 1993. Researchers wishing to access the RMF and Time-Use Diary data should apply to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs at www.dcya.ie

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