The Resource American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2008

American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2008

Label
American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2008
Title
American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2008
Creator
Author
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) collects information on how people living in the United States spend their time. Data collected in this study measured the amount of time that people spent doing various activities in 2008, such as paid work, child care, religious activities, volunteering, and socializing. Respondents were interviewed once about how they spent their time on the previous day including where they were and whom they were with. Part 1, Respondent and Activity Summary File, contains demographic information about respondents and a summary of the total amount of time they spent doing each activity that day. Part 2, Roster File, contains information about household members and non-household children under the age of 18. Part 3, Activity File, includes additional information on activities in which respondents participated, including the location of each activity and the total time spent on secondary child care. Part 4, Who File, includes data on who was present during each activity. Part 5, ATUS-CPS 2008 File, contains demographic and occupational data on respondents and members of their household collected during their participation in the Current Population Survey (CPS). Parts 6-9 contain supplemental data files that can be used for further analysis of the data. Part 6, Case History File, contains information about the interview process. Part 7, Call History File, gives information about each call attempt. Part 8, Trips File, provides information about the number, duration, and purpose of overnight trips away from home for two or more nights in a row in a given reference month. Part 9, ATUS 2008 Replicate Weights File, contains base weights, replicate base weights, and replicate final weights for each case that was selected to be interviewed for the ATUS. The Eating and Health (EH) Module collected data to analyze (1) the relationships among time use patterns and eating patterns, nutrition, and obesity, and (2) food and nutrition assistance programs, and grocery shopping and meal preparation. The Eating and Health Module contained four files, parts 10-13. Part 10, EH Respondent File, contains information about (1) EH respondents, including variables about grocery shopping and meal preparation, food stamp participation, general health, height, and weight, and (2) household income. Part 11, EH Activity File, contains information on respondents' secondary eating and secondary drinking of beverages. Part 12, EH Child File, contains information on children (under age 19) in respondent households who ate a breakfast or lunch in the previous week that was prepared and served at a school, day care, Head Start center, or summer day program. Part 13, EH Replicate Weights File, contains the 160 replicate final weights that can be used to calculate standard errors and variances for EH Module estimates. Note that the EH Replicate Weights file contains records only for those cases that completed EH Module interviews. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, ethnicity, marital status, education level, income, employment status, occupation, citizenship status, country of origin, labor union membership of household members, and household composition
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
United States
Label
American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2008
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 2008
  • 26149
Control code
ICPSR26149.v2
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Label
American Time Use Survey (ATUS), 2008
Publication
Note
  • 2008
  • 26149
Control code
ICPSR26149.v2
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

Library Locations

    • Bowdoin College LibraryBorrow it
      3000 College Station, Brunswick, ME, 04011-8421, US
      43.907093 -69.963997