American Time Use Survey (ATUS)

The American Time Use Survey (2008, 2007 and 2006)  provides the latest data from this ongoing Bureau of Labor Statistics program.

“ATUS  collects information on how people living in the United States spend their time. Data collected in this study measured the amount of time that people spent doing various activities during the year, such as paid work, child care, religious activities, volunteering, and socializing. Respondents were interviewed only once about how they spent their time on the previous day, where they were, and whom they were with. An Eating and Health (EH) module was introduced in January 2006, which included questions related to eating, meal preparation, and health, all of which were asked after completion of the ATUS questions.   Demographic variables include sex, age, race, ethnicity, education level, income, employment status, occupation, citizenship status, country of origin, and household composition.”


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