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.

Training Exercises

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.

ATUS-X Workshop
Workshop exercises
Table Shells
Workshop answers
Populated tables
MTUS-X Workshop
Workshop exercises
Maryland Population Research Center Workshop (March 29, 2019)
Workshop Exercise
Workshop Exercise: Stats Program Codes
Workshop Exercise: Results
Workshop Presentation

Workshop presentations

Creating time use variables using hierarchical files

Creating Time Use Variables

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