About IPUMS-Time Use

IPUMS-Time Use is a project dedicated to making it easy for researchers to use data from Time Use surveys. The project disseminates data from three different dataset:

The ATUS is an ongoing time diary study, started in 2003, that is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and fielded by the U.S. Census Bureau. The AHTUS is a database of national time-diary samples collected over six decades, includes harmonised background, activity, location, mode of transport and who else was present variables. The MTUS is a database developed in the mid 1970s by professor Jonathan Gershuny that contains time use samples from different countries.

The Minnesota Population Center is the responsible of the creation and maintainment of the ATUS database, while AHTUS and MTUS are administered by the Center for Time Use Research