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

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W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2008 - Self-Help - 187 pages
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After years of study the Bureau of Labor Statistics initiated the annual American Time Use Survey in which respondents report how they spend their time, these detailed data open a window on how americans spend their time and afford economists the opportunity to gain a better understanding of everyday life.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Time of Our Lives by Daniel S Hamermesh
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Chapter 2 The Value of Unpaid Child Care in the United States in 2003 by Nancy Folbre and Jayoung Yoon
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Chapter 3 Does Housework Continue to Narrow the Income Gap? The Impact of American Housework on Economic Inequality over Time by Cathl...
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Chapter 4 Household Production Consumption and Retirement by Jennifer WardBatts
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Chapter 5 The Time Use of Nonworking Men by Jay Stewart
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A Comparison of What They Do in Their Nonwork Hours and with Whom They Interact by Anne Polivka
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The Authors
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Index
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About the Institute
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