time use

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Sleep Schedule and Age

From the teenage years to college to adulthood through retirement, sleep is all over the place at first but then converges towards consistency. Read More

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Restless Sleep With Age, How Much and When

It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse. Read More

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How the American Work Day Changed in 15 Years

The American Time Use Survey recently released results for 2018. That makes 15 years of data. What's different? What's the same? Read More

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Differences Between Women and Men’s Everyday with Kids

The day-to-day changes a lot when you have kids. However, it seems to change more for women than it does for men. Read More

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How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids

I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here's where the minutes go. Read More

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Data comic shows an average American day

Matt Hong used a stacked bar chart over time as the frame for a data comic about American time use. Each row represents a 2-hour window during the day, and each stack represents the percentage of Americans doing an activity: sleep, work, free, and other. The activity with the highest percentage gets a highlight. As a fan of time use data, this is totally my jam. Also, the data comic...

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How Women and Men Spend a Day

Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation. Read More

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Working Remotely and Where the Time Goes

How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays. Read More

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American Daily Routine

Sleep. Work. Play. The times and everything in between changes depending on who you talk to. Read More

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Peak times for leisure and sports

The American Time Use Survey asks people what they do during the day. Activities are split into categories. One of those is sports and leisure, which is further broken down into more specific things like biking and basketball. Henrik Lindberg charted the relative peak times for these subcategories using overlaid area charts. Fun. Lindberg made it in R, and you can grab the data and code here. Tags: time use

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