The American Heritage Time Use Study, a database of national time-diary samples collected over five decades, includes harmonised background, activity, location, mode of transport and who else was present variables. The AHTUS is suitable for a wide range of investigative purposes.
As these data are freely available to the research community, we ask the help of users to make programmes and publications developed using this data available to other users. Kindly email such material to the AHTUS Team.
The initial development of this project allowing release 1 in May 2006 was conducted under an agreement with Yale University (Program on Non-Market Accounts), and was sponsored by the Glaser Progress Foundation. Some amendments to this dataset made from December 2005 through December 2010 were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
In August 2012, we have:
- corrected minor errors in the 2007 and 2007 datasets,
- released the 2011 ATUS data
In March 2012, we have:
- corrected minor errors in the age of children variables in the 1975-76 files,
We are in process of adding the 1998-2001 ATUS data.
In future, you will be able to find emotions and affect supplements on the MTUS supplements page.
We also plan to add the 2006 PATS data to the AHTUS at a future point.