time use170 posts
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...
After looking at how much time we spent on daily activities in 2020, let's look at when we spent our time.Read More
Our everyday routines changed over the past year, and with the 2020 American Time Use Survey, we can see by how much.Read More
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
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
It’s difficult to emphasize how much life changes when a child comes into the picture. Caitlin Hudon made a chart to show how her daily schedule shifted dramatically. For a while, it seems like all of your free time is gone for good, but ever so slowly, you get a little bit of it back as they grow more independent. Tags: Caitlin Hudon, children, parenthood, time use
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