Examples of How ATUS Data are Being Used in Research

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Published Articles

  • Resistant to the Recession: Low-Income Adults' Maintenance of Cooking and Away-From-Home Eating Behaviors During Times of Economic Turbulence
    Lindsey P. Smith, Shu Wen Ng, and Barry M. Popkin. American Journal of Public Health. Volume 104, No. 5/May 2014.

  • Disability and sleep duration: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey
    Carrie L. Shandra, Allison Kruger, and Lauren Hale. Disability and Health Journal. February 2014.

  • More Years, Less Yawns: Fresh Evidence on Tiredness by Age and Other Factors
    Paul Dolan and Laura Kudrna. Journals of Gerontology. October 2013.

  • Highly-resolved modeling of personal transportation energy consumption in the United States
    Matteo Muratori, Michael J. Moran, Emmanuele Serra, and Giorgio Rizzoni. Energy. February 2013.

  • 45-Year Trends in Women's Use of Time and Household Management Energy Expenditure
    Edward Archer et al. PLoS ONE. Volume 8, Number 2/February 2013.

  • Gender and Time for Sleep among U.S. Adults
    Sarah A. Burgard and Jennifer A. Ailshire. American Sociological Review. Volume 78, No. 1/January 2013.

  • An Implementation of an Experimental Time Use Methodology: an 'Australianised Counterfactual' Estimate of National Subjective Wellbeing in the USA
    Roger Patulny and Kimberly Fisher. Centre for Time Use Research, University of Oxford, December 2012.

  • Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data
    John Cawley and Feng Liu. Economics & Human Biology. Volume 10, Number 4/December 2012.

  • The time cost of access to food--Distance to the grocery store as measured in minutes
    Karen S. Hamrick and David Hopkins. Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research. Volume 9, No. 1/November 2012.

  • Human capital investments in children--A comparative analysis of the role of parent-child shared time in selected countries
    Eva Osterbacka, Joachim Merz, and Cathleen D. Zick. Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research. Volume 9, No. 1/November 2012.

  • A Sex Difference in the Predisposition for Physical Competition: Males Play Sports Much More than Females Even in the Contemporary U.S.
    Robert O. Deaner, et al. PLoS ONE. Volume 7, Number 11/November 2012.

  • National Utility: Measuring the Enjoyment of Activities
    Jonathan Gershuny. European Sociological Review. Volume 28, Number 5/November 2012.

  • Risk of Violent Crime Victimization During Major Daily Activities
    Andrew M. Lemieux and Marcus Felson. Violence and Victims. Volume 27, Number 5/October 2012.

  • Differences in the Intensity and Duration of Adolescents' Sports and Exercise Across Physical and Social Environments
    Genevieve F. Dunton e. al. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Volume 83, Number 3/September 2012.

  • Time use and physical activity: a shift away from movement across the globe
    S. W. Ng and B. M. Popkin. Obesity Reviews. Published online June 14, 2012.

  • Time Use, Emotional Well-Being, and Unemployment: Evidence from Longitudinal Data
    Alan B. Krueger and Andreas I. Mueller. American Economic Review. Volume 102, No. 3/May 2012.

  • Health Status and the Allocation of Time
    Melinda Podor Wengrin and Timothy J. Halliday. Health Economics. Volume 21, No. 5/May 2012.

  • When Do Fathers Care? Mothers' Economic Contribution and Fathers' Involvement in Child Care
    Sara Raley, Suzanne M. Bianchi, and Wendy Wang. American Journal of Sociology. Volume 117, No. 5/March 2012.

  • On the Importance of Household Production in Collective Methods: Evidence from U.S. Data
    Olivier Donni and Eleonora Matteazzi. Annals of Economics and Statistics. Number 105/106, January/June 2012.

  • Allocating Time: Individuals' Technologies, Household Technology, Perfect Substitutes, and Specialization
    Robert A. Pollak. Annals of Economics and Statistics. Number 105/106, January/June 2012.

  • When, Where, How Long, and With Whom are Individuals Participating in Physically Active Recreational Episodes?
    Ipek N. Sener, Chandra R. Bhat, Ram M. Pendyala. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research. Volume 3, No. 3/2011.

  • How Do Adolescents Spell Time Use? An Alternative Methodological Approach for Analyzing Time Diary Data
    Charlene Kalenkoski, David Ribar, and Leslie Stratton. Research in Labor Economics. Volume 33, 2011.

  • Time Poverty Thresholds and Rates for the US Population
    Charlene Kalenkoski, Karen Hamrick, and Margaret Andrews. Social Indicators Research. Volume 104, No. 1/October 2011.

  • Risk of Injury in Basketball, Football, and Soccer Players, Ages 15 Years and Older, 2003-2007
    Elizabeth A. Carter, Beverly J. Westerman, and Katherine L. Hunting. Journal of Athletic Training. Volume 46, No. 5/October 2011.

  • Time use choices and healthy body weight: A multivariate analysis of data from the American Time Use Survey
    Cathleen D. Zick, Robert B. Stevens. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Volume 8, No. 8/August 2011.

  • How Much Time Do Adults Spend on Health-related Self-care? Results from the American Time Use Survey
    Daniel E. Jonas, Yoko Ibuka, and Louise B. Russell. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Volume 24, No. 4/July-August 2011.

  • Fathers' time investments in children: do sons get more?
    Kristin Mammen. Journal of Population Economics. Volume 24, No. 3/July 2011.

  • Time Use and Food Pattern Influences on Obesity
    Jane M. Kolodinsky and Amanda B. Goldstein. Obesity. Published online May 26, 2011.

  • Time spent eating and its implications for Americans' energy balance
    Cathleen D. Zick and Robert B. Stevens. Social Indicators Research. Volume 101, No. 2/April 2011.

  • Daily Life in 23 Countries
    Kimberly Fisher and John Robinson. Social Indicators Research. Volume 101, No. 2/April 2011.

  • Sleep Time: Media Hype vs. Diary Data
    William Michelson. Social Indicators Research. Volume 101, No. 2/April 2011.

  • Racial-Ethnic Differences in U.S. Married Women's and Men's Housework
    Liana C. Sayer and Leigh Fine. Social Indicators Research. Volume 101, No. 2/April 2011.

  • Increasing Paid Work Time? A New Puzzle for Multinational Time-diary Research
    Jonathan Gershuny. Social Indicators Research. Volume 101, No. 2/April 2011.

  • IT, TV and Time Displacement: What Alexander Szalai Anticipated but Couldn't Know
    John P. Robinson. Social Indicators Research. Volume 101, No. 2/April 2011.

  • Not enough money or not enough time to satisfy the Thrifty Food Plan: A cost difference approach for estimating a money-time threshold
    George C. Davis and W. You. Food Policy. Volume 36, No. 2/April 2011.

  • Health Status and the Allocation of Time
    Melinda Podor and Timothy J. Halliday. Health Economics. Published online March 8, 2011.

  • Identity Importance and the Overreporting of Religious Service Attendance: Multiple Imputation of Religious Attendance Using the American Time Use Study and the General Social Survey
    Philip S. Brenner. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Volume 50, No. 1/March 2011.

  • Lone and Partnered Mothers’ Childcare Time Within Context in Four Countries
    Lyn Craig and Killian Mullan. European Sociological Review. Published online February 28, 2011.

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Effect of Time Spent Grooming on Earnings
    Jayoti Das and Stephen B. DeLoach. Journal of Socio-Economics. Volume 40, No. 1/February 2011.

  • The Role of Non-Standard Work Status in Parental Caregiving for Young Children
    Rachel Connolly and Jean Kimmel. Eastern Economic Journal. Volume 37, No. 2/February 2011.

  • A Widening Parental Leisure Gap: The Family as a Site for Late Modern Differentiation and Convergence in Leisure Time within Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States
    Glenn J. Stalker. Canadian Journal of Sociology. Volume 36, No. 1/2011.

  • Marriage: for love, for money ... and for time?
    Victoria Vernon. Review of Economics of the Household. Volume 8, No. 4/December 2010.

  • Frequently Reported Activities by Intensity for U.S. Adults: The American Time Use Survey
    Catrine Tudor-Locke, William Johnson, and Peter Katzmarzyk. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Volume 39, No. 4/October 2010.

  • Adolescents' Sports and Exercise Environments in a U.S. Time Use Survey
    Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, et al. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Volume 39, No. 2/August 2010.

  • Trends in Americans' food-related time use: 1975-2006 (Abstract)
    C. D. Zick and R. B. Stevens. Public Health Nutrition. Volume 13, No. 7/July 2010.

  • Unemployment, market work and household production
    Michael C. Burda and Daniel S. Hamermesh. Economic Letters. Volume 107, No. 2/May 2010.

  • Job search and unemployment insurance: New evidence from time use data
    Alan B. Krueger and Andreas Mueller. Journal of Public Economics. Volume 94, No. 3-4/ April 2010.

  • The Thrifty Food Plan is Not Thrifty When Labor Cost is Considered
    George C. Davis and W. You. Journal of Nutrition. Volume 140, No. 4/April 2010.

  • Incentives, time use and BMI: The roles of eating, grazing and goods
    Daniel S. Hamermesh. Economics and Human Biology. Volume 8, No. 1/March 2010.

  • Trends in the Prevalence of Short Sleepers in the USA: 1975–2006
    Kristen L. Knutson, et al. Sleep. Volume 33, No.1/January 2010.

  • The Long Reach of the Job: Employment and Time for Family Life
    Suzanne M. Bianchi and Vanessa Wight. In B. Scheider and K. Christensen (Eds.), Workplace Flexibility: Realigning 20th Century jobs to 21st Century Workers, 2010.

  • Shopping For, Preparing, and Eating Food: Where Does the Time Go?
    Margaret Andrews and Karen Hamrick. Amber Waves. Volume 7, No. 4/December 2009.

  • Spousal influences on parents’ non-market time choices
    Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel. Review of Economics of the Household. Volume 7, No. 4/December 2009.

  • The Time Use of Teenagers
    Vanessa R. Wight, Joe Price, Suzanne M. Bianchi, and Bijou R. Hunt. Social Science Research. Volume 38, No. 4/December 2009.

  • Joint associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviors with body mass index: results from a time use survey of U.S. adults
    Genevieve F. Dunton, et al. International Journal of Obesity. Volume 33, No. 12/December 2009.

  • Environmental Influences on Exercise Intensity and Duration in a U.S. Time Use Study
    Genevieve F. Dunton, et al. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Volume 41, No. 9/September 2009.

  • Changing to Daylight Saving Time Cuts Into Sleep and Increases Workplace Injuries
    Christopher M. Barnes and David T. Wagner. Journal of Applied Psychology. Volume 94, No. 5/September 2009.

  • Harmonising extended measures of parental childcare in the time-diary surveys of four countries – Proximity versus responsibility
    Killian Mullan and Lyn Craig. Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research. Volume 6, No. 1/September 2009.

  • Spousal Economic Factors in ATUS Parents’ Time Choices
    Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel. Social Indicators Research. Volume 93, No. 1/August 2009.

  • A Century of Work and Leisure
    Valerie A. Ramey and Neville Francis. American Economic Journal. Volume 1, No. 2/July 2009.

  • Home production and wages: evidence from the American Time Use Survey
    Joni Hersch. Review of Economics of the Household. Volume 7, No. 2/June 2009.

  • Accounting for Nonmarket Production: A Prototype Satellite Account Using the American Time Use Survey
    J. Steven Landefeld, Barbara M. Fraumeni, and Cindy M. Vojtech. Review of Income and Wealth. Volume 55, No. 2/June 2009.

  • Time Use and Food Consumption (PDF) (97K)
    Marianne Bertrand and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach. American Economic Review. Volume 99, No. 2/May 2009.

  • Working Parents Outsource Children's Meals (HTML)
    Joanne F Guthrie and Ket McClelland. Amber Waves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America. Volume 7, No. 1/March 2009.

  • Sociodemographic and Behavioral Predictors of Bed Time and Wake Time Among US Adolescents Aged 15 to 17 Years
    Kristen L. Knutson and Diane S. Lauderdale. The Journal of Pediatrics. Volume 154, No. 3/ March 2009.

  • The Time Cost of Food at Home: General and Food Stamp Participant Profiles
    George C. Davis and W. You. Applied Economics. Volume 42, No. 20/March 2009.

  • Participation by US adults in sports, exercise, and recreational physical activities
    Sandra A. Ham, Judy Kruger, and Catrine Tudor-Locke. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Volume 6, No. 1/January 2009.

  • How Social Processes Distort Measurement: The Impact of Survey Nonresponse on Estimates of Volunteer Work
    Katharine G. Abraham, Sara E. Helms, and Stanley Presser. American Journal of Sociology. Volume 114, No. 4/January 2009.

  • Time Use of Mothers in the United States: Recent Evidence from the American Time Use Survey
    Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel. W.E. Upjohn Institute. Employment Research. Volume 16, No. 1/January 2009.

  • Single, Cohabitating, and Married Mothers’ Time With Children
    Sarah M. Kendig and Suzanne M. Bianchi. Journal of Marriage and Family. Volume 70, No. 5/December 2008.

  • Changes in the Consumption, Income, and Well-Being of Single Mother Headed Families
    Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan. American Economic Review. Volume 98, No. 5/December 2008.

  • Social and physical environments of sports and exercise reported among adults in the American Time Use Survey
    G. F. Dunton, D. Berrigan, et al. Prev Med. Volume 47, No. 5/November 2008.

  • Using Time-Use Data to Parameterize Models for the Spread of Close-Contact Infectious Diseases
    Emilio Zagheni, et al. American Journal of Epidemiology. Volume 168, No. 9/November 2008.

  • Walking Behaviors Reported in the American Time Use Survey, 2003-2005
    Catrine Tudor-Locke and Sandra A. Ham. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Volume 5, No. 5/September 2008.

  • Time for Children, One’s Spouse and Oneself among Parents Who Work Nonstandard Hours
    Vanessa R. Wight, Sara B. Raley, and Suzanne M. Bianchi. Social Forces. Volume 87, No. 1/September 2008.

  • How Do We Spend Our Time? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey
    Jean Kimmel, editor. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, July 2008.

  • Parental Education and Parental Time with Children
    Jonathan Guryan, Erik Hurst, and Melissa Schettini Kearney. Journal of Economic Perspectives. Volume 22, No. 3/Summer 2008.

  • The Value of Unpaid Childcare in the United States in 2003
    Nancy Folbre and Jayoung Yoon. In How Do We Spend Our Time: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey, Jean Kimmel, ed. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, July 2008.

  • The Time of Our Lives
    Daniel S. Hamermesh. In How Do We Spend Our Time: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey, Jean Kimmel, ed. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, July 2008.

  • Does Housework Continue to Narrow the Income Gap?: The Impact of American Housework on Economic Inequality over Time
    Cathleen D. Zick and W. Keith Bryant. In How Do We Spend Our Time: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey, Jean Kimmel, ed. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, July 2008.

  • How Much Time do Americans Spend Eating? (HTML)
    Karen Hamrick, David Hopkins, and Ket McClelland. Amber Waves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America. Volume 6, No. 3/June 2008.

  • An exploratory analysis of joint-activity participation characteristics using the American time use survey
    Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan and Chandra R Bhat. Transportation. Volume 35, No. 3/May 2008.

  • Cues for Timing and Coordination: Latitude, Letterman and Longitude
    Daniel S. Hamermesh, Caitlin Knowles Myers, and Mark L. Pocock. Journal of Labor Economics. Volume 26, No. 2/April 2008.

  • Linking the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and the Compendium of Physical Activities: Methods and Rationale; MET values for activities in the ATUS (HTML)
    Catrine Tudor-Locke, Tracy L. Washington, Barbara E. Ainsworth, and Richard P. Troiano. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Volume 1, No. 1/April 2008.

  • Does Housework Matter Anymore? The Shifting Impact of Housework on Economic Inequality
    Cathleen D. Zick, W. Keith Bryant, Sivithee Srisukhumbowornchai. Review of Economics of the Household. Volume 6, No. 1/March 2008.

  • The Distribution of Total Work in the EU and US
    Michael C. Burda, Daniel S. Hamermesh, and Philippe Weil. In Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy? Oxford University Press, February 2008.

  • Direct Estimates of Household Production
    Daniel S. Hamermesh. Economic Letters. Volume 98, No. 1/January 2008.

  • Here Comes The Rain Again: Weather and the Intertemporal Substitution of Leisure
    Marie Connolly. Journal of Labor Economics. Volume 26, No. 1/January 2008.

  • Obesity and Time Use--A First Look Using ATUS Data
    Jane Kolodinsky. Consumer Interests Annual. Volume 54, 2008.

  • Parent-Child Quality Time: Does Birth Order Matter
    Joseph Price. Journal of Human Resources. Volume 43, No. 1/Winter 2008.

  • The Effect of Family Structure on Parents' Child Care Time in the United States and the United Kingdom
    Charlene M. Kalenkoski, David C. Ribar and Leslie S. Stratton. Review of Economics of the Household. Volume 5, No. 4/December 2007.

  • Lifecycle Prices and Production
    Mark Aguiar and Erik Hurst. American Economic Review. Volume 97, No. 5/December 2007.

  • Time to Eat:  Household Production Under Increasing Income Inequality
    Daniel S. Hamermesh. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Volume 89, No. 4/November 2007.

  • What is Child Care? Lessons from Time Use Surveys of Major English-Speaking Countries
    Nancy Folbre and Jayoung Yoon. Review of Economics of the Household. Volume 5, No. 3/October 2007.

  • Time is Money… and Dinner! (HTML)
    Lisa Mancino. Amber Waves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America. Volume 5, No. 4/September 2007.

  • Walking behaviours from the 1965-2003 American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS) (Abstract) (PDF) (273K)
    Catrine Tudor-Locke, et al. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Volume 4, No. 1/September 2007.

  • Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time over Five Decades
    Mark Aguiar and Erik Hurst. Quarterly Journal of Economics. Volume 122, No. 3/August 2007.

  • Mothers' Time Choices: Caregiving, Leisure, Home Production and Paid Work
    Jean Kimmel and Rachel Connelly. Journal of Human Resources. Volume 42, No. 3/Summer 2007.

  • Health-Related Activities in the American Time Use Survey
    Louise B. Rusell, Yoko Ibuka, and Katharine G. Abraham. Medical Care. Volume 45, No. 7/July 2007.

  • Measuring the Output of Health Care in the United States (PDF) (556K)
    Michael S. Christian. Survey of Current Business. Volume 87, No. 6/June 2007.

  • Stressed Out on Four Continents: Time Crunch or Yuppie Kvetch
    Daniel S. Hamermesh and Jungmin Lee. The Review of Economics and Statistics. Volume 89, No. 2/May 2007.

  • Who Has Time to Cook? How Family Resources Influence Food Preparation (PDF) (327K)
    Lisa Mancino and Constance Newman. ERR-40, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. May 2007.

  • Physical Activity during the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
    Cathleen D. Zick, et al. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Volume 4, No. 2/April 2007.

  • Day of the week lost time occupational injury trends in the US by gender and industry and their implications for work scheduling
    G.E. Brogmus. Ergonomics. Volume 50, No. 3/March 2007.

  • Modeling Adults’ Weekend Day-Time Use by Activity Purpose and Accompaniment Arrangement
    Aarti Kapur and Chandra R. Bhat. Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Volume 2021/2007.

  • Are We Having More Fun Yet? Categorizing and Evaluating Changes in Time Allocation
    Alan B. Krueger. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Volume 38, No. 2/2007.

  • American Time Use Survey: Sleep Time and Its Relationship to Waking Activities
    Mathias Basner, et al. Journal of Sleep. Volume 30, No. 9/2007.

  • Gender Convergence in the American Heritage Time use Study (AHTUS)
    Kimberly Fisher, Muriel Egerton, Jonathan Gershuny, and John P. Robinson. Social Indicators Research. Volume 82, No. 1/August 2006.

  • Would You Be Happier If You Were Richer? A Focusing Illusion
    Daniel Kahneman, et al. Science. Volume 312, No. 5782/June 2006.

  • Nonresponse in the American Time Use Survey: Who Is Missing from the Data and How Much Does It Matter? (Abstract) (PDF) (135K)
    Katharine G. Abraham, Aaron Maitland and Suzanne M. Bianchi. Public Opinion Quarterly. Volume 70, No. 5/2006.

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Working Papers

  • Time Use of Parents in the United States: What Difference did the Great Recession Make? (PDF) (545K)
    Ebru Kongar and Gunseli Berik. Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 812. (August 2014)

  • The Great Recession and Unpaid Work Time in the United States: Does Poverty Matter? (PDF) (767K)
    Tamar Khitarishvili and Kijong Kim. Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 806. (May 2014)

  • If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands: How Do Mothers and Fathers Really Feel about Child Caregiving?
    Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel. IZA Discussion Paper 7531. (July 2013)

  • Nonstandard Work Schedules and the Well-Being of Low-Income Families (PDF) (594K)
    Maria E. Enchautegui. Urban Institute Low-Income Working Families Paper 26. (July 2013)

  • Human Capital Accounting in the United States: Context, Measurement, and Application (PDF) (239K)
    Michael S. Christian. (July 2012)

  • Total Work and Gender: Facts and Possible Explanations
    Michael Burda, Daniel Hamermesh, and Philippe Weil. Journal of Population Economics. (March 2012)

  • A Comparison of Inequality and Living Standards in Canada and the United States Using an Expanded Measure of Economic Well-Being (PDF) (597K)
    Edward N. Wolff, Ajit Zacharias, Thomas Masterson, Selcuk Eren, Andrew Sharpe, and Elspeth Hazell. Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 703. (January 2012)

  • Time Use of Mothers and Fathers in Hard Times and Better Times: The US Business Cycle of 2003-10 (PDF) (305K)
    Gunseli Berik and Ebru Kongar. Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 696. (November 2011)

  • Exercise, Physical Activity, and Exertion over the Business Cycle
    Gregory J. Colman, Dhaval M. Dave. NBER Working Paper No. 17406. (September 2011)

  • Time Use During Recessions
    Mark A. Aguiar, Erik Hurst, and Loukas Karabarbounis. NBER Working Paper No. 17259. (July 2011)

  • Discouraging Workers: Estimating the Impacts of Macroeconomic Shocks on the Search Intensity of the Unemployed (Abstract)
    Stephen B. DeLoach and Mark R. Kurt (May 2011)

  • Moving toward the transdisciplinary: Using multiple data sets to examine overweight in America
    Jane M. Kolodinsky and Amanda B. Goldstein (March 2011)

  • Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World (Abstract)
    Veerle Miranda (2011)

  • Economic Decision-making in Poverty Depletes Behavioral Control (PDF) (427K)
    Dean Spears (December 2010)

  • The Gender Weight Gap: Sons, Daughters, and Maternal Weight (PDF) (331K)
    Genevieve Pham-Kanter (November 2010)

  • Federal Nutrition Programs and Childhood Obesity: Inside the Black Box (PDF) (300K)
    Manan Roy, Daniel L. Millimet, and Rusty Tchernis (November 2010)

  • Racial Discrimination and Household Chores (PDF) (196K)
    Shoshana A. Grossbard, Jose I. Gimenez, and Jose A. Molina (November 2010)

  • With or Without You: Divorce Rates and Intra-Household Allocation of Time (PDF) (596K)
    Domenico Tabasso (November 2010)

  • Family Change and Time Allocation in American Families (PDF) (596K)
    Suzanne M. Bianchi (November 2010)

  • How Do Immigrants Spend Time?: The Process of Assimilation
    Dan Hamermesh and Stephen Trejo. NBER Working Paper No. 16430. (October 2010)

  • Work Outside Workplace: Why Am I Working on this Paper at Home? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey 2003-09 (Abstract)
    Victoria Vernon (October 2010)

  • What Effect Do Time Constraints Have on the Age of Retirement? (Abstract)
    Leora Friedberg, Sun Wei and Anthony Webb (March 2010)

  • Temperature and the Allocation of Time: Implications for Climate Change
    Joshua Graff Zivin, Matthew J. Neidell. NBER Working Paper No. 15717. (February 2010)

  • Revisiting the Role of Home Production in Life-Cycle Labor Supply (PDF) (197K)
    Jason Faberman. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Working Paper No. 10-3. (January 2010)

  • Taxes and Time Allocation: Evidence from Single Women
    Alexander M. Gelber and Joshua W. Mitchell. NBER Working Paper No. 15583. (December 2009)

  • Opportunity Costs Surrounding Exercise and Dietary Behaviors: Quantifying Trade-offs Between Commuting Time and Health-Related Activities (Abstract)
    Thomas James Christian (October 2009)

  • Grazing, Goods, and Girth: Determinants and Effects
    Daniel S. Hamermesh. NBER Working Paper No. 15277. (August 2009)

  • The Rug Rat Race
    Gary Ramey and Valerie A. Ramey. NBER Working Paper No. 15284. (August 2009)

  • Food Expenditure and Time-Use Patterns in Single Normal and Over Weight Female Headed Households (PDF) (1181K)
    Jane Kolodinsky and Amanda Goldstein (June 2009)

  • Is Dinner Ready Yet? The Time Implications of Participating in the Food Stamp Program (PDF) (157K)
    Cathleen D. Zick and Robert B. Stevens (June 2009)

  • Food Stamp Effects on Home Food Preparation (PDF) (400K)
    Geetha Waeher and Partha Deb (June 2009)

  • Maternal Employment and Household Food Production: Implications for Nutrition and Obesity (Abstract)
    Yonatan Ben-Shalom (June 2009)

  • Diverging Destinies: Maternal Education and the Developmental Gradient in Time with Children (PDF) (101K)
    Ariel Kalil, Rebecca Ryan and Michael Corey (June 2009)

  • Time Spent on Outpatient Visits by Race and Ethnicity: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey (PDF) (254K)
    Deborah Carr, Yoko Ibuka and Louise Russell (June 2009)

  • Building Cultural Capital: How Parenting Behaviors Among Highly Educated Parents Diverge from Less Educated Parents (PDF) (518K)
    Sara Raley and Betsy Thorn (June 2009)

  • What Would They Do? Childcare under Parental Leave and Reduced Hours Options
    Robert Drago (April 2009)

  • No Time to Lose? Time Constraints and Physical Activity
    John Mullahy and Stephanie A. Robert. NBER Working Paper No. 14513. (November 2008)

  • Nonresponse in the American Time Use Survey (PDF) (130K)
    Phawn M. Letourneau and Andrew Zbikowski (2008)

  • Job Search and Unemployment Insurance: New Evidence from Time Use Data
    Alan B. Krueger and Andreas Mueller. Institute for the Study of Labor Discussion Paper Series IZA DP No. 3667. (August 2008)

  • Time Spent in Home Production in the 20th Century: New Estimates from Old Data
    Valerie A. Ramey. NBER Working Paper No. 13985. (May 2008)

  • Three Essays on Family Care, Time Allocation, and Economic Well-Being (Abstract)
    Jayoung Yoon (January 2008)

  • Work-Study: Time Use Tradeoffs, Student Work Hours and Implications for Youth Employment Policy (Abstract)
    John Baffoe-Bonnie and Lonnie Golden (December 2007)

  • Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data
    John Cawley and Feng Liu. NBER Working Paper No. 13600. (November 2007)

  • What can activity engagement tell us about daily driving and walking time?
    Yingling Fan and Asad J. Khattak (September 2007)

  • Work, Rest, and Play: Exploring Trends in Time Allocation in Canada and the United States (Abstract)
    Adian McFarlane and Lindsay M. Tedds (July 2007)

  • Intergenerational Private Transfers in Canada Retirement, Transfers in Time and Well-Being (PDF) (663K)
    Elsa Fontainha and Andrew S. Harvey (June 2007)

  • The Time and Timing Costs of Market Work
    Daniel S. Hamermesh and Stephen Donald. NBER Working Paper No. 13127. (May 2007)

  • Total Work, Gender and Social Norms
    Michael Burda, Daniel S. Hamermesh, and Philippe Weill. NBER Working Paper No. 13000. (March 2007)

  • Married Fathers' and Mothers' Time with Children: Gender Differences in the Role of Parents' and Their Spouses' Employment (PDF) (122K)
    Margaret Usdansky and Wendy Parker (2007)

  • A Look at the U.S. Welfare Reform Through Time-Use Surveys (PDF) (258K)
    Marie Connolly Pray (2007)

  • Does Television Cause Autism?
    Michael Waldman, Sean Nicholson and Nodir Adilov. NBER Working Paper 12632. (October 2006)

  • Consumption, Income, and Material Well-Being After Welfare Reform
    Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan. NBER Working Paper W11976. (January 2006)

  • A Time-Use Approach for Estimating Commuters' Value of Travel Time
    Thomas Light (2006)

  • The Division of Labor by New Parents: Does Child Gender Matter? (Abstract)
    Shelly Lundberg (September 2005)

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    The Council of Economic Advisers. June 2014.

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    The Council of Economic Advisers. June 2014.

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    Together with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers. March 2013.

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    Committee on National Statistics Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 2012.

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    National Endowment for the Arts. NEA Research Note #106. June 2012.

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    Deakin University Australia, 2012.

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    Karen Hamrick, Margaret Andrews, Joanne Guthrie, David Hopkins, and Ket McClelland. Economic Information Bulletin No. 86. November 2011.

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    National Endowment for the Arts. NEA Research Note #102. April 2011.

  • What's Time Got to Do with It? An Investigation of Obesity in Male versus Female Single Headed Households
    Jane Kolodinsky and Amanda Goldstein. Consumer Interests Annual. 2011.

  • Society at a Glance - OECD Social Indicators 2011
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being (HTML)
    Prepared by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. March 2011.

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    Prepared by the U. S. Department of Commerce and the Office of Management and Budget. March 2011.

  • ATUS Eating and Health Module: Current Findings
    Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. April 2010.

  • Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being
    Alan B. Krueger, editor. National Bureau of Economic Research: University of Chicago Press. October 2009.

  • Counting on Care Work: Human Infrastructure in Massachusetts (PDF) (682K)
    Randy Albelda, Mignon Duffy, and Nancy Folbre. Center for Social Policy, McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies. University of Massachusetts, Boston. September 2009.

  • Society at a Glance - OECD Social Indicators 2009
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences: Report to Congress (PDF) (3.6M)
    Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. June 2009.

  • Self-Employed Women and Time Use (PDF) (308K)
    Tami Gurley-Calvez, Katherine Harper, and Amelia Biehl. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. February 2009.

  • How Do Volunteers Find the Time? Evidence from the American Time Use Survey
    Corporation for National and Community Service. July 2008.

  • To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence (PDF) (3.3M)
    National Endowment for the Arts. Research Report 47. November 2007.

  • Human Development Report 2007/2008 (HTML)
    United Nations Development Programme. 2007.

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    Karen Hamrick. Consumer Interests Annual. 2006.

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    Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Volume 2/2005.

  • American Time Use 1965-2003: The Construction of a Historical Comparative File, and Consideration of its Usefulness in the Construction of Extended National Accounts for the USA (PDF) (349K)
    Muriel Egerton, Kimberly Fisher, and Jonathan Gershuny. Colchester: Institute for Social and Economic Research Working Paper 2005-28. 2005.

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