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Time Use Workshop Call for Applications

Sponsored by MPRC, NICHD, and the Minnesota Population Center

Wednesday through Friday
June 25-27, 2014
University of Maryland

Workshop Plans

Applications are solicited for a three-day workshop that will introduce researchers to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and the ATUS Data Extract Builder (ATUS-X). The ATUS is a general-purpose time use survey sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The survey has been conducted annually since 2003. The ATUS-X, developed by the Maryland Population Research Center and the Minnesota Population Center with principal funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is a new tool designed to make it easy for researchers to create time use variables and extract customized ATUS data files that are ready for analysis. Additional information about the survey and the data extract builder may be found at:

The ATUS-X Workshop will be held on the University of Maryland campus June 25-27, 2014. The workshop is designed for researchers who are new to the analysis of time use data. The three days will include presentations from BLS staff members, the research team that developed the ATUS-X, and other experienced time use researchers; lab sessions that will provide hands-on experience with using the ATUS-X; and small-group sessions at which participants will have the chance to discuss their own time use research ideas with others who have similar interests. Workshop participants also will have the opportunity to attend the Perspectives on Time Use in the U.S. conference that will take place immediately before the workshop, on June 23-24, 2014.


Applicants are asked to submit information about their professional backgrounds; a short statement regarding their time use research interest areas; and a letter of support from an advisor or senior colleague.

Applications are closed as of 3 March 2014.

For best consideration applications should be submitted by March 1, 2014; those completing their application by this date will be notified by March 15, 2014 whether they have been selected to participate. Domestic airfare, local transportation costs and hotel accommodations for the ATUS-X workshop on June 25-27 and the research conference on June 23-24 will be covered for all workshop participants.


For questions or more information, to the workshop organizers.

Download a PDF version of the Call for Applications

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