IATUR 2009 Conference Lueneburg: Call for Papers


31st Conference of the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR.org)

Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, 23 - 25 September 2009



With the conference motto "New Approaches and Results in Time Use Research" we encourage all papers addressing substantive and methodological issues also on a multinational level.

Contributions from economic, sociology and other sciences are welcome according to the timing, duration, frequency, sequence and impacts of daily life activities. They include all kinds of market and non-market activities with labour market aspects and unpaid work in the formal and informal economy, gender aspects and family and leisure activities, environmental behaviour, social networks and social contacts, geography, travel, child and elder care, new media and internet, adolescent and the youth, time poverty and stress and many more.

Please indicate if your submitted abstract is for a longer presentation (20 minutes + questions), a shorter presentation (10 minutes + questions), or a poster, and what main category from the list below your contribution belongs. Posters about new activities, new projects, new surveys etc. are welcome in particular. To give many participants the possibility of presenting a paper, the organizers reserve the right to turn down multiple submissions from the same person.

To submit your abstract (150-250 words), e-mail a file that includes the names, affiliation, address and country of the authors, title, abstract, key words, main category/issue link of the above list as well as an indication of the type of presentation you wish to make. Ideas for plenary sessions are welcome.

Please put "iatur2009 abstract your surname" in the subject line of the
e-mail to: iatur2009@leuphana.de

Papers are invited to address the following or other issues

1. Changing structure of paid and unpaid work

2. Social contacts, networks and volunteering

3. Family interaction, parental time and leisure

4. Environment, geography and travelling

5. Gender perspectives

6. Economic accounting, valueing non-market activities, macro aspects

7. New media and internet

8. Child and elder care

9. Adolescent, youth and education

10. Time poverty and stress

11. Extended well-being, happiness and inequality

12. Methodological issues, data collection and data quality

13. Others: your topic



30 April 2009 Submission deadline

31 May 2009 Notification of abstract

30 June 2009 Early bird registration

23 - 25 September 2009 IATUR 2009 conference



Please register via the conference website
Early bird and standard registration fees are



Student or developing country IATUR member 100 EURO

Student or developing country NOT IATUR member 150 EURO

Other IATUR member
220 EURO

Other NOT IATUR member
255 EURO


Standard Registration

Student or developing country IATUR member 140 EURO

Student or developing country NOT IATUR member 190 EURO

Other IATUR member
260 EURO

Other NOT IATUR member
295 EURO


The conference fee includes conference material, conference dinner, three day lunches, coffee and tea breaks. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

The conference will be organized by the Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe, FFB) of the Leuphana University Lueneburg and the German Federal Statistical Office together with IATUR.



Prof. Dr. Joachim Merz, Chair of the Programme Committee, Leuphana University ( www.leuphana.de/ffb)

Prof. Dr. Manfred Ehling, German Federal Statistical Office (www.destatis.de)

Prof. Michael Bittman, International Association for Time Use Research (www.IATUR.org)

Dr. Kimberly Fisher, International Association for Time Use Research (www.IATUR.org)



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Joachim Merz, Dipl.-Kfm. Tim Rathjen

Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe, FFB)

Leuphana University Lueneburg

Campus, Scharnhorststr. 1, Building 5

21335 Lueneburg, Germany

phone: +49(0)4131 677 2051

fax: +49(0)4131 677 2059

iatur2009@leuphana.de ,

www.leuphana.de/ffb with