ATUS Training Materials
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 is a tool designed to make it easy for researchers to create time use variables and extract customized ATUS data files that are ready for analysis.
The materials contained on this page were developed over the course of multiple years and were all created and presented at ATUS-X Workshops or the Time Use Across the Life Course Conference.
These training exercises contain practical and hands-on exercises meant to familarize researchers and students who are new to Time Use data on the how to use ATUS-X and conduct time use research.
IPUMS-Time Use Introduction to IPUMS-Time Use. Joan Garcia Roman, UMN Introduction to the AHTUS and MTUS. Kimberly Fisher, Oxford Linking ATUS and CPS data. Sarah Flood, UMN Data Comparability Issues in AHTUS and MTUS. Kimberly Fisher, Oxford Downloading and reading ATUS data
Methods & Analysis Measuring Child Care Time in the ATUS. Liana Sayer, UMD New Developments: Sequence Analysis. Ignace Glorieux, Vrije Measuring Elder Care. Joan Garcia Roman, UMN Measuring Wellbeing in Time Diary Surveys. Kimberly Fisher, Oxford
Research topics Time Use Research Introduction. Kimberly Fisher, Oxford Time use from an Economic Perspective. Harley Frazis, BLS Bianchi on Time Use Research
Time Use Surveys Introduction to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). Rose Woods, BLS ATUS Eating and Health Module. Karen Hamrick, USDA Introduction to Well Being Module. Kimberly Fisher, Oxford Introduction to Parental Leave Module. Yoonjoo Lee, UMD Time Use Research: History and Current Archives. Kimberly Fisher, Oxford
Creating time use variables using hierarchical files
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