The conference schedule is presented below. The content of the plenary sessions and break-out sessions will be updated as we close the speakers and select the abstracts.

Plenary session 1. How can time use research help public decision makers during a pandemic?

27/10/2021 – 09:30h to 10:30h


  • Oriel Sullivan, Center for Time Use Research, Institute of Social Research, UCL
  • Carmen Cabezas, Public Health Secretary at the Catalan Government

Plenary session 2. Time use measurement and its usefulness to answer current challenges

28/10/2021 – 14:30h to 15:30h


  • Anne Clémenceau, Eurostat, European Commission
  • Lídia Arroyo, Polytechnical University of Catalonia
  • Indira Hiraway, Centre for Development Alternatives (CFDA)

Presentation of use cases of time policies

27/10/2021 – 15:00h to 16:30h

Time banks


  • Elvira Méndez, Coordinator of Time Banks in Catalonia
  • Representative of Bon Pastor time bank
  • Representative of Sant Cugat del Vallès

City councils


  • Barcelona
  • Sant Boi de Llobregat
  • Sant Cugat del Vallès

Private companies


  • SGS
  • Penguin Random House
  • Softmachine
  • Barcelona (Barcelona city council economic development agency)

Break-out sessions

All abstracts presented on the break-out sessions will have 15 minutes to present their work, and the audience will be able to ask questions at the end of each session. The conditions for access to the content of the break-out sessions are as follows:

  • Main room: On-site participants can follow the session live and ask questions. Online participants can recover the recording of the main room session afterwards.

  • Small room: Only available for on-site participants.

  • Online sessions: Online participants can follow the session live and ask questions online. On-site and online participants can recover the recording of the online sessions afterwards. 

 1.1.             Gender division of paid and unpaid work through economical and societal changes

27/10/2021 – 11h to 12:30h – Main room

Abstract title



Intergenerational Time Transfers by Type of Household in Spain

Elisenda Rentería

Guadalupe Souto, Gemma Abío

Reversed revolution? Gender division of market and household work in the low-fertility environment in Poland

Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak

Marta Marszałek, Wojciech Łątkowski

The Great Recession and the gender equality in unpaid work:  a time use study among Italian couples

Annalisa Donno

Maria Letizia Tanturri

Women’s Educational Advantage and the Gendered Division of Paid and Unpaid Work:  Couples in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK

Tiziana Nazio

Jennifer Hook

1.2.             Comparative changes on time use

27/10/2021 – 11h to 12:30h – Online

Abstract title 



Do U.S. Adults Spend More Time-alone Today than in the Past? Evidence from the American Heritage Time Use Study 

Robert Gordon Rinderknecht 

Daniela Veronica Negraia,  Sophie Lohmann,  Emilio Zagheni 



The Signs of Changes in Paid and Unpaid Work in Japan 

ITO, Aya 



İpek İlkkaracan 

Emel Memiş 

Designing and Conducting a Time-Use Survey: Experiences of a Small Developing State 

Colin Williams 


Heather Ricketts 


1.3.             Ensuring high participation and reducing bias on time use surveys and diaries

27/10/2021 – 11h to 12:30h – Small room

Abstract title



BTUS 2021/2022 - The Belgian Time Use Survey

Kelly Sabbe

Joeri Minnen, Prof. dr. Ignace Glorieux, dr. Theun-Pieter Van Tienoven

Self-Tracking Time Use Research - Principles For Achieving High Participation Rates

Mark Ellwood


Time use surveys, time cycles and the distribution of fieldwork. An outline of how timing of participation leads to nonresponse and bias in a study of teacher working time.

Petrus te Braak


TimeUse+: Qualitative insights gained about onboarding, usability, motivation, and performance of a smartphone diary study of time use, travel, and expenditures

Caroline Winkler

Adrian Meister, Basil Schmid, Kay W. Axhausen

2.1.        Imagined futures related to time: how time policies can be shaped

28/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Main room

Abstract title



The impact of time: How to develop time balanced local policies

Sonia Ruiz García

Mar Camarasa Casals; Laura M. Giurge

The Right to Time: Foundations, Contents, and Fields of Time-Political Application

Prof. Ulrich Mückenberger


The Selectivity of 24/7

Dietrich Henckel

Caroline Kramer

Time Use Survey methods and results should be monitored in a time policy perspective

Boulin Jean Yves


What Happens to Space and Time in Lockdown? Reflections on Individual and Collective Implications of the Home Office

Caroline Kramer

Dietrich Henckel

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on french firefighters’ operations and temporal organization.

Sebastian Grauwin

Eric Brousse, Yanis Perrard, Marc Riedel, Thomas Mijieux, Yvan Touitou, Michael H. Smolensky

2.2.        Gender impact on different time organisation models

28/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Online

Abstract title 



How much is it worth: the care of 1, 2, 3, 4 and more children and volunteering work? Evidence of results of the Household Production Satellite Account and the Social Economy Satellite Account for Pol 

Marta Marszałek, Ph. D. 


Intersections of gender and ethnicity in the time use patterns of Bulgarian men and women – the case of Roma women 

Gergana Nenova 


What Time Tells Us about Gender: Evidence from the 2006 and 2015 Turkish Time Use Survey 

Ayse Yetis-Bayraktar 


Shared Parenting and Parents’ Income Evolution after Separation – New Explorative Insights from Germany 


Christina Boll

 Simone Schüller

2.3.        COVID-19 impact on time organisation and well-being

28/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Online

Abstract title



Did the Covid-19 Pandemic Start a Social Recession? If So, For Whom? Evidence from Time Diaries in the United States

R. Gordon Rinderknecht, Kelsey J. Drotning

Long Doan, Liana C. Sayer, and Jessica N. Fish

Exploring daily time-use patterns: ATUS-X data extractor and online diary visualization tool

Kamila Kolpashnikova

Sarah Flood, Oriel Sullivan, Liana Sayer, Ekaterina Hertog, Muzhi Zhou, Man-Yee Kan, Jooyeoun Suh, and Jonathan Gershuny

Teachers’ Time Use in Times of COVID 19:  Evidences from an online survey

Elsa Fontainha

Sara Pato

What drives subjective time wealth? Insights from changes in time use and working conditions during the COVID-19 lockdown in Germany

Stefanie Gerold

Johannes Buhl, Sonja Geiger

Methods of Combining Time-use Diary Data with Economic Survey Data: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Gendered Work Patterns in India in 2020

Wendy Olsen

Manasi Bera, Amaresh Dubey, Jihye Kim, Ioana Macoveciuc, Samantha Watson, Arkadiusz Wiśniowski

2.4.        Time use patterns from a gender and age perspective

28/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Small room

Abstract title 



Temporal Autonomy and the Gendered Use of Time 

Jeanne Ganault 


Gender Symmetry, Gender Convergence and Historical Work-time Invariance i 1961-2018 

Jonathan  Gershuny, 

Margarita Vega-Rapun; Juana Lamote de grignon-Perez

Retirees' sleep: Persistence of social inequalities acquired at working age 

Capucine Rauch 


Trends in unpaid care participation by age and sex in the United States (2010-2019) 

Denys Dukhovnov 


COVID effects on time use and global workload on chilean University workers 

Javiera Ravest 


3.1.         COVID-19 alterations of daily life

28/10/2021 – 11:30h to 13:30h – Main room

Abstract title



An investigation of gender differences in time-use during COVID-19 among a sample of public sector employees

Mar Camarasa Casals

Sonia Ruiz García; Laura M. Giurge

Reinforcing the Gender Care Gap in Times of Covid19

Karin Jurczyk


What did we actually do throughout the COVID-19 pandemic?

Oriel Sullivan

Jonathan Gershuny

Gender inequality in leisure time: did COVID close the gap?

Anaïs Glorieux

Joeri Minnen, Ignace Glorieux, Theun Pieter van Tienoven, Petrus te Braak, Ilse Laurijssen

The change in the uses of time of university students during lockdown

Francisco Javier Aroca Cifuentes


Working hours in times of lockdown.  Results from a Belgium time-use survey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ignace Glorieux

Theun Pieter van Tienoven, Joeri Minnen, Anaïs Glorieux, Petrus te Braak & Ilse Laurijssen

3.2.        Modernisation initiatives for time use data collection: from the global to the European perspective

28/10/2021 – 11:30h to 13:30h – Online

Abstract title



Overview of activities of the EG TUS {final title to be confirmed}

Francesca Grum, Lubov Zeifman (UNSD)


HETUS methodology: further developments in a global perspective

Paul Camenzind (ESTAT)


Project on Innovative tools and sources for Time Use Survey - on going developments

Jarko Pasanen, Eniel Ninka (ESTAT)


Establishing a cross-domain data platform for ESS

Kelly Sabbe (STABEL), Joeri Minnen (VUB)


3.3.         Experiences of time for elderly people and other group-specific patterns

28/10/2021 – 11:30h to 13:30h – Small room

Abstract title 



Immigrant’s time allocation in time of COVID-19: Evidence from US time use data 

Rezart Hoxhaj 

Nicola D. Coniglio, Rezart Hoxhaj and Hubert Jayet 

Split vs. Compact: The evidence of the school schedule effect on students' life arrangements.  

Daniel Gabaldón Estevan & Kadri Täht 


Sequential aspects of work-life-balance in later life 

Daisuke Watanabe 


4.1.        Impact on time use of changes on work organisation

28/10/2021 – 15:30h to 16:30h – Main room

Abstract title



Distribution and time use of night-time commutes

Jonas Kapitza


Sunday Work in the US: New Evidence on its Consequences on Sociability

Laurent Lesnard

Jean-Yves Boulin

Schedule Notice and Unpredictability across the US Labor Market

Peter J. Fugiel


4.2.        Ageing, elderly care and well-being

28/10/2021 – 15:30h to 16:30h – Online

Abstract title 



Eldercare in Japan: Cluster Analysis of Daily Time-Use Patterns of Elder Caregivers 

Kamila Kolpashnikova 

Man-Yee Kan 


Özge İzdeş  

Emel Memiş 

Retiree Socioeconomic Status and the Socioemotional Experience of Pandemic Time 

Boroka Bo 


Is ageing becoming more active?  Exploring cohort-wise changes in everyday time use among the older population in Sweden 

Bertil Vilhelmson 

Eva Thulin and Erik Elldér, University of Gothenburg 

Time Scarcity, SES and Well-Being in Retirement 

Boroka Bo 


4.3.        Relevance of time use research for key policy issues

28/10/2021 – 15:30h to 16:30h – Online

Abstract title



The Future of Daylight Saving Time

Gernig, Björn

Henckel, Dietrich

Time use and energy use in Austrian households

Barbara Smetschka


Breaking down public transit travel time for more accurate transport equity policies

Ugo Lachapelle

Geneviève Boisjoly

Climate, Mothers’ Time-Use, and Child Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Uganda

Chris M. Boyd


The EITC and Maternal Time Use: More Time Working and Less Time with Kids?

Jacob Bastian

Lance Lochner


4.4. New tools for time use data collection and analysis

28/10/2021 – 15:30h to 16:30h – Small room

Abstract title 



Harnessing national Labour Force Surveys (LFS) to mainstream modular time use measurement in LMICs: Preliminary findings from a mixed-methods pilot study 

Samantha K. Watson 

Elisa M. Benes 

Testing supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods for time use matching  

Armagan Aktuna-Gunes 


SOURCETM - Software Outreach and Redefinition to Collect E-data Through MOTUS 

Kelly Sabbe 

Joeri Minnen, Elke Nagel 

GeoService - Inclusion of geolocation data as tentative data to MOTUS   

Joeri Minnen 


Sven Rymenants, Ken Peersman, Theun Pieter van Tienoven 


5.1.         Alternative models for work time organization

29/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Main room

Abstract title



Social norms on working hours and peak times in public transport

Emmanuel Munch


Times Use Patterns and Employees' Time Options During the Life Course

Karin Jurczyk


Wasted Time At Work

Mark Ellwood


A shorter workweek: strategies of employees and organisation that tested it

Francisca Mullens

Ignace Glorieux

5.2.        Division of household work and family time according to gender and family circumstances

29/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Online

Abstract title



Does Flexibility Mean More Time with the Family? Workplace Flexibility Policies and Fathers’ Time with Children

Dana Wray


Framing Time Use in Parenting Blog Posts: Gender and the Problems of Enough Time and Quality Time in Families

Melissa A. Milkie

Casey Scheibling, Sarah Costantini

Gender Inequality in the Consequences of Parental Separation:  A Longitudinal Study on Parents’ and Children’s Time Investments

Pablo Gracia

Tomás Cano

HETUS methodology and unpaid household service work – what is the gap and how could it be closed ?

Paul Albert Camenzind


5.3.         Time use at school and leisure and its impact in children and teenagers

29/10/2021 – 9h to 11h – Online

Abstract title



The influence of weekly instruction on student’s academic performance in Spain

Luis Alejandro Lopez-Agudo

Oscar David Marcenaro-Gutierrez

Adolescents’ Sleeping Patterns in Cross-National Perspective: A Time-Diary Approach

Joan Garcia-Roman

Pablo Gracia, Giulia Zerbini

Children’s Outdoor Play in Macao

Vitor Teixeira

Irene, Man Chio Chong

Mothers’ time use and well-being before and after school reopenings in Denmark: Evidence from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Jan Paul Heisig

Pablo Gracia, Thomas Morton, Seamus Anthony Power, Merlin Schaeffer

Educational difference in fathers’ childcare time and its factors

Tomo Nishimura


6.1.        Relationship between gender and time use patterns

29/10/2021 – 11:30h to 13:30h – Main room

Abstract title 



Gender Gaps in Time Use by Age Groups: Cross-National Variations across Ten High-Income Countries, 2005-2015 

Joan García Román 

Pablo Gracia 

Mothers’ time use: Marital status, everyday time allocation, and experiences of stress in Sweden 1990/91-2010/11 

Maria Stanfors 


Production, division of household work and childcare in cohabiting and married couples 

Jacek Jankiewicz 

Przemysław Garsztka 

The gender impact of telework on time use patterns 

Sara Moreno Colom 

Vicent Borràs Catala, Paula Arboix, Mireia Riera 

Gendered outcomes of crisis-induced working from home: A time-use perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Belgium 

Theun Pieter van Tienoven 

Joeri Minnen, Anaïs Glorieux, Ilse Laurijssen, Petrus te Braak, Ignace Glorieux 

6.2.        Relationship between time organisation, health, and well-being

29/10/2021 – 11:30h to 13:30h – Online

Abstract title



Parenting Twins vs. Singletons, Variation in The Time-use and Well-being: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey

Daniela Veronica Negraia and Kieron Barclay

Daniela Veronica Negraia and Kieron Barclay

The Impact of Flexible Working on Social Welfare. An Analysis of Teleworking and Working via Online Platforms

Mar Vazquez

Antonio Garcia-Sanchez

Time Out: Does Differential Engagement in Leisure Time Activities Explain Racial Disparities in Self-Rated Health?

Cynthia Colen

Kelsey J. Drotning and Liana C. Sayer

Nonstandard work schedules and work- and health-related outcomes in Japan: the role of worker discretion

Akiko S. Oishi


“Just the freedom to get good at things and stuff like that”: Why less time at work would be good individual, social and environmental wellbeing. 

Ursula Balderson

Brendan Burchell; Daiga Kamerāde; Adam Coutts; Senhu Wang

6.3.        Leisure and quality time distribution in families

29/10/2021 – 11:30h to 13:30h – Small room

Abstract title



Digital Time Use, Social Inequalities and Child Well-Being in Ireland: A Longitudinal Study

Melissa Bohnert

pablo gracia

Parental Time Investments and the Adult Outcomes of Children

Sarah Sander

Almudena Sevilla and Mette Gørtz

Parents’ and children’s shared time

Julie Verbeylen

Ignace Glorieux


27/10/2021 – 13:30h to 15h

Abstract title



COVID-19 Impacts on Women’s Time Use Patterns in Rural Kenyan Homes

Madeleine Rossanese

Madeleine Rossanese, Kirstie Jagoe, Dana Charron, Francis Waweru, Maryanne Waruguru, Monicah Njoroge, Joni Seager, Yabei Zhang, Zijun Li, Kathleen Beegle, Stephen Dorey, Tamer Rabie

The intergenerational transmission of gender roles from a cross-national perspective

Joan García Román

Marc Ajenjo




What Matters When it Comes to Adolescent Active Travel Times? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Time Diary and Survey Data 

Elena Mylona


A 30-hour workweek experiment: effects on working and private life

Francisca Mullens

Ignace Glorieux

Changes on type of leisure time on children: An analysis using MTUS

Margarita Vega-Rapun

Monica Dominguez-Serrano;Juana Lamote de Grignon-Perez

Exploring Blockades to Quality Time in Families During Moments of Uncertainty

Laila Omar


The hybrid work model: spare time, responsibility, and work capacity

Alessandra Bouzas


Travel time for work-related reasons in the metropolitan area of Barcelona

Xavier Bartoll-Roca

Núria Pérez, Francesc Calvet, Sergi Martinez, Xavier Sanyer, Catherine Pérez, Maite Pérez

Trends and socioeconomic inequalities in poor sleeping hours in Barcelona 1986-2016

Xavier Bartoll

Catherine Pérez

Urban response for future of free time

Riccardo Palazzolo Henkes

 Hebah Qatanany, Marta Galdys, Kshama Hippargekar

Externalization of working time and energy – the EU, China and the US in the international division of labor

Laura Pérez-Sánchez

Raúl Velasco-Fernándeza, Mario Giampietro