International attention for VUB-TOR time-use survey during coronavirus crisis

A month and a half ago the research group TOR of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and in cooperation with VUB spin-off hbits launched a time-use survey during the coronavirus crisis. The survey aims to investigate how people deal with disappearing temporal structures and routines, and the amalgamation of different life spheres in the home. The first results revealed that existing gender inequality in time-use hardly changed. Men have more leisure time whereas women continue to do more domestic work. A missed opportunity according to sociologists Ignace Glorieux and Theun Pieter van Tienoven , especially given that we spend four hours per day more at home compared to pre-corona time-use data. Findings were reported by Brussels Times and Flanders Today.


Call for participation. VUB research group TOR and the VUB spin-off hbits are investigating the social consequences of the coronavirus crisis. What are the consequences for your daily life? These are the first results of 661 Belgians who completed 3,500 diary days. The more people participate, the more reliable the results become. Take part in this study and tell us how your daily life has changed via

Los primeros resultados también se mencionan en La Vanguardia en Españay el Observatorio de Innovación Educativa del Tecnológico de Monterrey en México.