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Call for Papers : Time Use Across the Lifecourse

Proposal submissions for this event are closed.

June 19-20, 2018
University of Maryland

Time is arguably the most valuable resource available to the human population. It is therefore essential to understand how individuals allocate time and the consequences of their time use patterns. This conference will give members of the growing interdisciplinary time use research community the opportunity to interact with one another and share ideas.

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for papers that address any question related to the collection or analysis of time use data. Authors are asked to submit: 1) a brief abstract (150 words); and 2) a 2-3-page extended abstract that includes information about the research question, theoretical focus, data, research methods, and expected findings. The extended abstract must be sufficiently detailed to allow the organizing committee to judge the merits of the proposed paper. Please combine the abstracts into a single document.

The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is February 16, 2018. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by March 30, 2018.

Possible Paper Topics

Papers on any topic related to variation across the life course in how individuals use their time are welcome. Some examples:

  • intergenerational caregiving
  • intergenerational time transfers
  • policy & environmental in luences on time use
  • time use & health
  • time use & inequality

Submissions on new methods of collecting time use data and methodological issues in analyzing time use data are encouraged.

Proposal Submissions for this event are closed

Organizing Committee

Liana Sayer, University of Maryland
Deborah Carr, Boston University
Sarah Flood, University of Minnesota
Seth Gershenson,
American University
Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland / MPRC
Jennifer Hook, Rachel Krantz-Kent, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Christin Landivar, U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau
Kevin Roy, University of Maryland