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November 2008

How high school students use time: a visual essay

Mary Dorinda Allard

High school students have many demands on their time, and how they choose to spend that time on any given day depends on a variety of factors, such as the age and the sex of the student. Data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) show how much time per day, on average, high school students devote to leisure activities, household activities, work, and homework. ATUS data also reveal differences in students’ use of time between weekdays and weekend days.

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