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American Time Use Survey (ATUS)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:25
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U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Place Published: 
Washington, DC
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Year: 
2011
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Description: The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.

Population: Data collected from over 98,000 Americans to get nationally representative sample; households that have completed final month of CPS are eligible. One person over age 15 from household is selected to answer questions about time usage.

Periodicity: 2003-2011 and will continue annually.

Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Time usage with regards to work, housework, volunteering, and socializing.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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