How do we spend our time?: evidence from the American time use survey
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Aug 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 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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