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Study Report

Study Number: CA-028-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1975

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Time use in economic and social accounts, 1975-1976.  [machine-readable data file] / Juster, F. Thomas  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7580

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and machine-readable.

Abstract: This study represents an attempt to apply recent methodological developments in the measurement of time use to a national probability sample of United States households in order to facilitate development of a fully articulated system of economic and social accounts. The data for this study were collected from a sample of Americans first interviewed in October and November 1975, and then subsequently reinterviewed in February, May, and September 1976. Respondents were asked to keep a diary of daily activities so that time allocation patterns could be estimated for the entire year. In addition to the basic estimates of time use obtained from the diaries, the four waves of interviewing obtained information on the employment status of the respondent and spouse, the earnings and other income of the respondent and spouse, the ''consumption benefits'' for activities engaged in, the health, friendships, and associations of the respondents, the stock of technology available to the household, the house repair and maintenance activities of the family, the division of labor in household work and related attitudes, the physical characteristics of the respondents' housing structure, net worth and housing values, the job characteristics of the respondent and spouse, and the characteristics of mass media usage on a typical day. The data were collected for 2,406 respondents and cover 7,984 variables. This study may require more than one 2,400-foot magnetic tape, depending upon the user's tape specifications and data format requirements. The principal investigators have also prepared a dataset combining this dataset with a similar one. It is known as American's Use of Time, 1965-1966, and Time Use in Economic and Social Accounts, 1975-1976: Merged Data.

SUBJECT TERMS: economic accounts. employment. households. income. mass media. social accounts. time use. United States.

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