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Call for Papers : Time Use Data for Health and Well Being

Updated to reflect COVID-19 delay

June 23-25, 2021
Virtual Conference

Time is one of the most valuable and contested resources in contemporary societies. Analyses of variation in daily time use patterns over time, space, and social groups is needed to advance understanding of determinants and consequences of time use for well-being. The 2020 UMD Time Use 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. Papers that address the 2020 conference theme, intersecting influences of macroeconomic conditions and micro-level factors on time use and well-being across the life course, are particularly encouraged. Registration is open to all individuals with an interest in how patterns of daily time use affect child, adult, and family well-being. Authors are asked to submit:

  1. a brief abstract (150 words); and
  2. a 2- to 3-page extended abstract that includes information about the 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.

Note : Submissions were reviewed last year.

Organizing Committee

Liana Sayer, University of Maryland
Sarah Flood, University of Minnesota
Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland / MPRC
Rachel Krantz-Kent, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Christin Landivar, U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau
Carrie Shandra, Stony Brook University