Time Dossiers

The aim of these documents is to increase awareness and encourage debate on models for time in the city and the local sphere. The dossiers focus on issues that affect social uses of time, from the state of the question in public policies in Europe to consideration of areas that directly affect citizens' lives, such as new forms of family organisation, mobility, access to the new technologies, culture, etc.

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Time Dossier: Working hours, crisis and flexibility

Authors: Sara Moreno Colom, Vicent Borràs Català, Marc Ajenjo Cosp (Centre d'Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB)
Barcelona, 2020
Spanish language. This monograph aims to analyse the changes and continuities of paid-work time in a scenario framed by the crisis and flexibility. More specifically, it analyses the development, from the gender perspective,
of the type of recruitment, type of work day and timetable distribution during the period between 2006 and 2019.

Time Dossier "Time, citizenship and inequalities"

Authors: Matxalen Legarreta Iza and Marina Sagastizabal Emilio-Yus (University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU) Barcelona, ​​2020

A reflection on the uses of time and social inequalities from a perspective that interprets the organization of time as a citizen's right, analyzes inequalities and values ​​the employment data and the distribution of daily time produced. by the Basque Institute of Statistics-Eustat, every five years, from 1993-2013.

Authors: Rubén Martínez, Nuria Alabao, Mauro Castro and Jaime Palomera of La Hidra Cooperativa.
Barcelona, 2016
It examines the existing relationship between the uses of time and community management in the area of social justice, in particular the paper on community affairs in the context of economic crisis. If it is possible to subsist, if the people can subsist and reinforce the seva qualitat of life cooperant i compartint, sense necessitat d'assume with a model organitzatiu the hegemonic mercat, i quines are those pràctiques i com funcionen, per després analitzar-ne some And to illustrate to them examples of cooperative societies.

Time to grow, time for grow

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Language: Catalan
Authors:Gomez-Granell Carme and Albert Julià
Barcelona, 2015
The book takes a journey through time and space for children and adolescents from the family and education, to leisure, entertainment and friends. It builds on data from two surveys conducted by the Institute of Childhood and Urban World Consortium (CIIMU) -Panel Families and Children (PFI) and the Survey on International Relations and Intrageneracionals-. Closes with conclusions and recommendations for enhancing reconciliation policies and promotion of extracurricular activities that reduce inequalities among children and adolescents.

Time and old people

Author: Gabriela Gómez del Valle 
Barcelona, 2014 
Based on the statistical data of Barcelona the study explores the use of time by older people in the city. The tasks of caring for others and themselves related health and building a new vital project for this life stage are at the heart of time use in this population sector. The study addresses the evolution of the time use for leisure or training and highlights the role of the city in the promotion of active aging by mobility, volunteering or accessibility policies.

Habitat and time for the communal life

Authors: Pilar Garcia Almirall, Adriana Ciocoletto and Blanca Gutiérrez 
Barcelona, 2014 
The study, centered in two neighborhoods of Barcelona, puts emphasis in the influence of the urban configuration on the life of the persons and the interaction between autochthonous and immigrated people lives in these environments. It explains with graphic the likings among the physical (public spaces, streets, facilities...) and social elements (how the persons use the space, how much time they still it, and what they make there...).

Youth and time: Towards a utilitarian policy

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Language: Spanish
Author: Fabian Mohedano
Barcelona, 2012
This report revisits the young people uses of time, includes a series of proposals for planning educational, social, economic and political oriented harmonize younger time. The work wants demystify the idea that young people have all the time in the world and outlines how the deficits time organization affect the life of this population sector.

Uses of time and the city

Language: Catalan
Authors: Josep Maria Muntaner i Martorell and Zaida Muxí Martínez
Barcelona, 2011
Taking as departure point the city-planning changes occurred in the cities during the last quarter of 20th century, the dossier reflects the evident crisis of an urban model marked by the consumption and the exploitation of the territory. It rends special attention to the urban projects thought from a gender perspective, the rate of the city, the public space and the city networks. The book closes with a series of proposals, a questionnaire to evaluate the adaptation of city-planning projects to the good use of the time and questions that propose to think the organization of the city from this perspective.


Time, care and citizenships. Public-private co-responsibility

Language: Spanish
Author: Cristina Brullet
Barcelona, 2010
This dossier considers the problems that affect family transformations, citizens' rights and people's time to take care of themselves. Taking an overview of the situation, the dossier focuses, particularly, on young children and dependent people in Barcelona and Catalonia as a whole, putting forward recommendations to increase and improve the structure and distribution of care between society and public bodies.


Men and their time: hegemony, negotiation and resistance

Language: Spanish
Authors: Paco Abril, Alfons Romero and Vicent Borràs
Barcelona, 2009
This document dissects the connections between men and time in a society calling for a shift towards equality and diversity, one with equality in terms of gender relations. Describing different masculine attitudes to time, the study makes a series of recommendations for action that may be useful in involving men in time, gender and equal opportunities policies.


Uses of the time and health

Language: English
Authors: Silvia Rueda, Lucía Artazcoz and Imma Cortès
Barcelona, 2009
This study focuses inequalities according to gender and social class in uses of time during three stages in the life cycle (people from 16-24 years, 25-64 years and over 64 years) in relation to people's state of health and habits, linked to availability of personal time enabling them to take care of themselves.


The organisation of working time, competitiveness and quality of life

Language: English
Authors: Albert Coromines, Anna M. Coves, Amaia Lusa, Jordi Ojeda and Rafael Pastor
Barcelona, 2009
Working time is organised according to the amount and distribution of time available and the duties that each working person has to perform at different moments. This dossier provides tools to help reconcile a company's efficiency with the quality of life of the people who work for it.


Time and culture

Language: Spanish
Authors: Xavier Fina and Carles Spà 
Barcelona, 2007
Cultural consumption, which is closely linked to leisure time, is one aspect that is most greatly affected by the rhythm of everyday life. Taking statistical data as its starting point, this dossier studies the relation between time and culture from the perspective of cultural production, programming and consumption. The study concludes with a series of recommendations for future cultural policy.


Uses of the time and mobility

Language: Spanish
Author: Carme Miralles-Guasch
Barcelona, 2006
The time that people spend on everyday travel is characterised by both a spatial coordinate ? use of the city ? and a time coordinate ? the social use of time. This dossier, which discusses these two parameters and their relation to each other, closes with a discussion of the specific reasons for travel, the time spent travelling and the means of transport used.


Uses of time and families

Language: Spanish
Authors: John MacInnes and Montse Solsona
Barcelona, 2006
Based on data on Catalonia taken from the 2002-2003 INE survey of time use, this dossier explores the different types of families that exist nowadays, and their relations with time. Conclusions are drawn about the availability of free time and management of personal time, taking into account individual and family life cycles in Catalonia, and comparing these aspects with the situation in the rest of Spain.


New times, new uses and new technologies

Language: Spanish
Authors: Laura Canet, Cristina Grisolia and Raquel Querol
Barcelona, 2006 
This dossier is devoted to analysing the new perspectives and possibilities generated by the interaction between time and the new technologies, which provide useful tools for reconciling personal, working and family life.


Time policies: an open debate

Language: Spanish
Authors: Teresa Torns, Sara Moreno, Vicent Borràs and Carolina Recio
Barcelona, 2006
A report on public time policies in Europe, drawn up from a conceptual and geographic perspective and examining their achievements and shortcomings. The study opens with a historic overview before going on to discuss specific initiatives and measures implemented in Europe and, finally, to provide an inventory of time policies and their influence on everyday wellbeing.