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
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
179
About the Institute
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