American Time Use Survey: Data Access System (ICPSR 34548)

Principal Investigator(s): Abraham, Katharine G., University of Maryland. Maryland Population Research Center


The goal of this project was to create an online system giving researchers easy access to American Time Use Survey (ATUS) data and documentation. The ATUS is a time diary survey funded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and fielded by the Census Bureau. ATUS respondents are drawn from households participating in the Current Population Survey(CPS). The data access system encompasses not only the ATUS data but also information from all of the monthly CPS interviews and CPS supplement interviews in which the ATUS households participated.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    access to information, databases, employment, everyday life, family life, leisure, quality of life, time utilization

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Katharine G. Abraham

Maryland Population Research Center

1218 LeFrak Hall

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742


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