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American and international time use data now part of IPUMS

New resource integrates three survey websites for user-friendly data

Faculty Associate Sandra Hofferth, along with colleagues at the Minnesota Population Center and The Center for Time Use Research at Oxford, have completed a five-year project to expand and simplify access to decades of population-based data for time use research. IPUMS-Time Use, recently launched, integrates websites for three dataset extraction tools: the American Time Use Survey (ATUS-X), the American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS-X), and the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS-X).

Through this web-based interface, researchers can now access and analyze time diary data, create customized data extracts, and create user-defined measures for analysis. Variables have been harmonized across datasets to make them comparable, and data can be downloaded and transformed into SAS, SPSS, and STATA formats. In addition, the website features materials from a three-day IPUMS-Time Use training workshop, held at the University of Maryland in June, 2016. 

See the complete write-up of the new resource

Visit the IPUMS-Time Use website

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