How Do We Spend Our Time?: Evidence from the American Time Use Study

Title

How Do We Spend Our Time?: Evidence from the American Time Use Study

Year

2008

DOI

10.17848/9781435667426

Abstract

This book offers contributions from a number of noted economists who use the American Time Use Survey to reveal findings that have numerous implications for the U.S. labor market. The authors examine topics such as child care, housework, household production and consumption, and shift work. In each case, the focus is on the value of time and how time spent on one activity instead of another represents value gained for the first activity and value lost for the second.

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Contents

Introduction / Jean Kimmel

  1. The Time of our Lives / Daniel S. Hamermesh
  2. The Value of Unpaid Child Care in the United States in 2003 / Nancy Folbre and Jayoung Yoon
  3. 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
  4. Household Production, Consumption, and Retirement / Jennifer Ward-Batts
  5. The Time Use of Nonworking Men / Jay Stewart
  6. Day, Evening and Night Workers: A Comparison of What They Do in their Nonwork Hours and with Whom They Interact / Anne Polivka

ISBN

9780880993371 (pbk.) ; 9780880993388 (cloth) ; 9781435667426 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES

How Do We Spend Our Time?: Evidence from the American Time Use Study

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Citation

Kimmel, Jean, ed. 2008. How Do We Spend Our Time? Evidence from the American Time Use Study. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9781435667426