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Official Statistics of Finland

Time use

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One-half of working weeks are five days long
16 Apr 2014
A five-day working week is the most common in Finland: one-half of employed persons had worked on five days a week. The working week of self-employed persons was longer than five days more often than that of wage and salary earners. Nearly one-third of self-employed persons worked on all days of the week. These data appear from the week diaries concerning gainful work collected in connection with the Time Use Survey 2009 to 2010.

Description: The time use survey is an interview survey in which the respondents keep an accurate diary of their time use over a two-day period. Besides the time used for different activities, the survey also studies the daily and weekly rhythms of time use, and the time spent together with other people.
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Keywords: amateur theatres, art activities, books, computers, concerts, cultural activities, cultural events, cultural participation, culture, dance, day rhythm, domestic work, everyday life, films, hobbies, information technology, internet, leisure, libraries, magazines, museums, music, newspapers, opera, participation, periodicals, physical exercise, radio, reading, social life, social media, socio-economic group, study, television broadcasting, time use, visual arts, voluntary work, way of life, working hours.
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Change: Statistics renamed
04 Jan 2018
Statistics on Time use survey will in future be published under the name Time use.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Time use [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.4.2024].
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