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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

Choi, Y. (2018).  Essays on parental leave and family labour supply. Department of Economics. London, ON: University of Western Ontario. 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