IPUMS

IPUMS AHTUS: Version 1.0

Kimberly Fisher, Jonathan Gershuny, Sarah M. Flood, Joan Garcia Roman, and Sandra L. Hofferth. American Heritage Time Use Study Extract Builder: Version 1.0 [dataset].Minneapolis, MN: University of MN, 2015. http://doi.org/10.18128/D061.V1.0.

Description

AHTUS-X is a part of IPUMS Time Use, dedicated to making time use data easier for researchers to use. American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS) is a database of national time-diary samples collected over six decades, from 1965 to the present. Data includes harmonized variables describing background, activity, location, mode of transport and who else was present. AHTUS-X is a collaboration between the Maryland Population Research Center, the Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) at the University of Oxford and the Minnesota Population Center (MPC). The dataset is administered by the CTUR while the MPC is the responsible for the dissemination system. AHTUS-X is an online data access system and available free of charge to registered users at www.ipums.org/timeuse.

Data Collector and Funding History: 1965: Philip E. Converse and John P. Robinson, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Philip J. Stone, Department of Social Relations, Harvard University. The National Science Foundation funded the study; 1975: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with funding from The National Science Foundation and the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; 1985: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with funding from The National Science Foundation and the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; 1993: The Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland conducted the study for the United States Environmental Protection Agency; 1995: Administered by the Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency; 1998: Collected by the University of Maryland Survey Research Centre, funded by the National Science Foundation, with supplementary funding for the older people in the sample from the National Institute on Aging; 2003+: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau

Data

Data are available by request to registered IPUMS-AHTUS users. Please contact ipums@umn.edu. Archived versions of the data have been stored in fixed format files with accompanying documentation and set-up files. The full data set has been broken into appropriate subsets reflecting the content and usage of the data.

Revision history

IPUMS- AHTUS data are continually revised. We archive annual snapshots and document changes between snapshots. The changes made to Version 1.0 before we archived Version 2.0 occurred between 6-13-2016 and 10-25-2017 on the current revisions page [https://www.ahtusdata.org/ahtus-action/revisions].