time use

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How Much Time We Spend Alone and With Others

Oftentimes what we’re doing isn’t so important as who we’re spending our time with. Based on data from the American Time Use Survey, this is a simulated day for 100 people. Read More

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Changing Who We Spend Time with as We Get Older

In high school, we spend most of our days with friends and immediate family. Then we get older and get jobs, get married, and grow our own families to spend more time with co-workers, spouses, and kids. Here’s how things change, based on a decade of data from the American Time Use Survey, from age 15 to 80. Read More

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Most Common Daily Schedules for Different Groups

We all have our routines, but from person-to-person, the daily schedule changes a lot depending on your responsibilities.Read More

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How Men and Women Spend Their Days

For the employed, unemployed, and those not in the labor force, these charts — using an oldie but goodie visualization layout — show the percentage of people doing an activity over a day in 2020. Read More

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Everything More from Home

We had to do a lot more from home in 2020. Based on the American Time Use Survey, we spent about 62% of our waking time at home. In contrast, we only spent about 50% in 2019. Here is the breakdown by activity on a weekday. For each year, I counted the total minutes for each activity and divided by total waking time to estimate percentages. For privacy reasons, the...

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Cycle of Many

This is a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans.Read More

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Daily Routine, 2020

After looking at how much time we spent on daily activities in 2020, let's look at when we spent our time.Read More

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How Much the Everyday Changes When You Are in a Pandemic

Our everyday routines changed over the past year, and with the 2020 American Time Use Survey, we can see by how much.Read More

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How time use changed in 2020

Ben Casselman and Ella Koeze for The New York Times compared time use in 2020 against time use in 2019, among different demographic groups. As we know, the pandemic affected everyone differently. The slope charts show overall averages, so it would be an interesting next step to look at more granular variations. I suspect you’d see more pronounced shifts. Tags: coronavirus, New York Times, time use

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Parenting and Work Schedule During the Pandemic

Working from home was an ideal that many strived for. For many, it still is, but for those with kids who have to learn from home, the schedule change is less than ideal. Read More

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