Research Network on Time Use (RNTU)

The new international Research Network on Time Use (RNTU) will support researchers and other persons who are interested in time use considering surveys, methods and results of analyses and explanation of macro- and micro-behavior as well as policy matters.

We offer an information system about time use research which is accessible via the Internet by any interested person. Based on the former RNTU pilot version the new RNTU in addition consists of an in-depth Time Use Bibliography, a reconstructed Time Use Research Safe, a Time Use Information Pool and a Time Use Event Calendar.

The RNTU Time Use Bibliography is a unique worldwide database of time use literature which Prof. Andrew Harvey and his research colleagues have compiled over many years at their TURP project at the St. Mary`s University of Halifax, Canada ( This time use library has now been released to RNTU and will be expanded periodically.

The RNTU Time Use Research Safe provides information about the researcher, their subjects, their databases, methods, results, references, available literature, advice and suggestions. The relational database system behind allows a targeted search for all kinds of specific research information.

The RNTU Time Use Information Pool offers helpful links to time use related journals, institutions as well as databases and their access.

The RNTU Time Use Event Calendar informs about time use connected conferences, workshops, summer schools and related events.

The RNTU Time Use Forum gives users the chance to post or exchange topic-specific information by contacting others. It shall improve the ways of communication and thereby create a global network of in time use interested people. The RNTU Time Use Forum is realized as a group at the social network After registration and login you will find the RNTU group by searching for “Research Network on Time Use” (

RNTU is hosted by the Research Institue on Professions (FFB), Prof. Dr. Joachim Merz, Leuphana University Lüneburg (


Time Use Across the Life Course

Meeting 2016

June 27-28, 2016, Maryland, USA

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Household Economics - Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference

8 July 2016 - 10 July 2016, Wageningen, the Netherlands

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New Challenges in Time Use: Wellbeing and Social Policy - 38th International Association for Time Use Research Conference

18 July 2016 - 23 July 2016, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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LaCOSA II - International Conference on Sequence Analysis and Related Methods

Conference 2016

June 8-10, 2016, Lausanne Switzerland

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Work and Family Researchers Network 2016 Conference

Conference 2016

June 23-15, 2016, Washington D.C., USA

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