Time expenditure in SHARE
In wave 8, SHARE will implement a Time Expenditure module as an add-on to the regular core panel questionnaire. The purpose of this module is to measure how much time people over 50 years spent on different activities and keep track of changes in their time expenditure, after retirement or after changes in their living situation or health. The module has been developed based on earlier research and literature, and asks respondents about the time they spent, on the day before, on a range of general activity categories. The panel data on time expenditure will be used to analyse the stability of time use patterns of the 50+ population, changes after retirement and the relationship with health and general satisfaction as already measured in SHARE.