The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) is pleased to announce the 46th IATUR Conference in Corfu, Greece. 


We are pleased to announce the upcoming International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) conference call for papers. The 46th IATUR annual conference will be held in Corfu, Greece from 7 to 9 October 2024.


Our annual conference will take place in Villa Ophira, a coastal villa located approximately 10km from Corfu town, at the beautiful Kommeno peninsula.


The conference theme is Novel Perspectives in Time Use Inequalities.


Time-use research has played a pivotal role in increasing the visibility of inequalities in various life domains, including paid and unpaid work, leisure, and health. Recent years have witnessed substantial changes in time allocation, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in working patterns and daily habits. The 46th IATUR conference thus seeks to gather collective insights surrounding the state of time-use inequalities across the world today. Through a series of keynotes and parallel sessions, we hope to gain a better understanding of trends in gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequalities in time allocation in various life domains. At the same time, the conference seeks to reflect on advances in methodological and data collection tools and their contribution to the study of time-use allocation.


The conference will host time-use researchers, professionals, and students from around the world on themes related to methodological and substantive issues. These include, but are not limited to: 


  • Cross-national perspectives in time allocation 
  • Environmental effects of time-use
  • Evaluation of time-use policies
  • Flexible work, telework, and work-life balance 
  • Gender inequalities in time-use
  • Leisure, time poverty, and time pressure
  • Non-standard work, family, and child wellbeing
  • Novel perspectives in time-use inequalities
  • Socio-demographics of time allocation
  • Time-use across the life-course
  • Time-use and health
  • Time-use inequalities in later life
  • Time-use survey design and implementation
  • Use of new technologies for time-use data collection
  • Youth, social media, and welbeing
  • Other




The early deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday May 10, 2024. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Monday, May 20, 2024.


The final deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 12 July 2024. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Monday, July 22, 2024.


We would like to note that our conference venue has limited capacity. We thus anticipate that selection of conference abstracts may be more competitive than in previous years. We would highly recommend early submission to avoid disappointment.





·      Abstract submission site open: 25 March 2024

·      Early deadline abstract submission: 10 May 2024

·      Early notification of abstract acceptance: 20 May 2024

·      Extended deadline abstract submission: 12 July 2024

·      Last notification of abstract acceptance (extended): 22 July 2024




·      Early registration opens: 20 May 2024

·      Early registration deadline: 31 July 2024

·      Deadline for registrations: 23 August 2024




·      Conference: 7-9 October 2024

·      Welcome reception: 7 October 2024

·      Gala dinner: 8 October: 8 October 2024

·      General Assembly: 9 October 2024


All abstracts will undergo a formal peer-review evaluation by the scientific committee.


Scientific Committee


Stella Chatzitheochari (University of Warwick/46th IATUR conference organizer) 

Ugo Lachapelle (University of Montreal/IATUR President) 

Man-Yee Kan (University of Oxford)

Pablo Gracia (University College Dublin)

Jennifer Whillans (University of Briston)

Roxanne Connelly (University of Edinburgh)


Organisational Support 


Elena Mylona (Centre for Time Use Research/University of Warwick)



Department of Sociology, University of Warwick



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