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 Conferences.
ATUS Topical 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.
|Exercise Topic||Exercises & Answers||Syntax||Level of Difficulty||ATUS Exercises|
|ATUS: Variable Documentation||Exercises||n/a||Easy|
|Time Use Variables||Exercises||n/a||Easy|
|ATUS: Using Weights||Exercises||n/a||Medium|
|Understanding Eldercare Data||Exercises||--||Medium|
|Weekday and Weekend Time Diaries||Exercises||Stata||Medium|
|Time Use Variables and Weekday and Weekend Time Diaries||Exercises||Stata||Medium|
|Combining Module Data||Exercises||Stata||Medium|
|Estimates of Time Spent in Physical Activity||Exercises||--||Medium|
|Comparison of Stylized and Diary Reports of Meal Preparation among Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples||Exercises||Stata||Medium|
|Understanding Affect Data from the Well-Being Module||Exercises||Stata||Medium|
|Measuring Time with Children||Exercises||--||Medium|
|Estimates of Time Spent Volunteering Using Linked ATUS-CPS Data||Exercises||--||Hard||MTUS Exercises|
|MTUS: Variable Documentation||Exercises||n/a||Easy|
|MTUS: Using Weights||Exercises||n/a||Easy|
|Cross Country Analysis||Exercises||--||Medium||AHTUS Exercises|
|Historical Time Trends||Exercises||--||Medium|
ATUS Data Training Exercises
These data training exercises contain basic exercises to learn how to create extracts, generate variables and use weights in a variety of statistical packages.
|Creating Time Use Variables Using Hierarchical Files|