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GSS (General Social Survey - Time Use)


The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. A specific topic is usually repeated every five years.

This survey monitors changes in time use.

A webinar on the use of the GSS-time use is available here.

Publications using this survey

Doumbia, M., and Goussé M. (2019).  Gender identity and relative income within households: Evidence from Canada. Cahier de recherche, : Centre de recherche sur les risquesles enjeux économiques et les politiques publiques (CRREP). Abstract
Guppy, N., Sakumoto L., and Wilkes R. (2019).  Social change and the gendered division of household labour in Canada. Canadian Review of Sociology / Revue canadienne de sociologie, 56 (2), 178-203. Abstract
Kolpashnikova, K. (2018).  American househusbands: New time use evidence of gender display, 2003-2016. Social Indicators Research, 140 (3), 1259-1277. Abstract
K. Newbold, B., and Scott D. M. (2018).  Insights into public transit use by Millennials: The Canadian experience. Travel, Behavior and Society, 11 (April), 62-68. Abstract