Living Standards Measurement Survey 2010-2011 Round 3 - Nepal: Jobs and Time Use

The Jobs and Time Use measure includes a multi-response item from the Living Standards Survey conducted in 2010 in Nepal. This measure assesses the amount of time respondents and their fellow household members spend on activities such cooking and preparing food, cleaning, caring for children and community service. In particular, one records the hours per week spent on each activity for him/herself as well as for all other people over the age of five currently living in the same house. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.


Geographies Tested: Nepal

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children


Instructions: For all household members 5 years and older.

1. How many hours has…[NAME]… spent doing the following activities during the past 7 days?

  • Fetching water
  • Collecting firewood and dung
  • Collecting fodder
  • Taking care of animals
  • Making mats, knitting, weaving, tailoring
  • Processing preserved food (pickle, jam, wine, etc) and milling
  • Minor household repairs
  • Cookingserving food for household
  • Cleaning house, laundry, dishes
  • Shopping for household
  • Caring for elderly, sick or disabled
  • Babysittingcaring for children
  • Other volunteercommunity services

Response Options:
___ Number of hours
Record in terms of completed hours (write zero if none)

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). (2010). Nepal Living Standards Survey - Round III 2010 Household Questionnaire.

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