time use3 posts
For Quartz, Dan Kopf and Jenny Anderson on how time spent with kids changes with age: In the very beginning, it’s all about physical care, otherwise known as the stuff that makes your arms tired. A fifth of time parents spend with kids before their first birthday is on what could be described as keep-them-alive tasks. At age 1, this falls dramatically and it becomes playtime: peek-a-boo, stack the box,...
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
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
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
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
I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here's where the minutes go. Read More
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...
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