Online Documentation

American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS) Codebook

Kimberly Fisher and Jonathan Gershuny (2015) Oxford: Centre for Time Use Research.

With previous contributions from Evrim Altintas (CTUR), Muriel Egerton (CTUR), Anne Gauthier (University of Calgary, Canada), Roger Patulny (University of New South Wales, Australia), Andreas Pollmann (University of Essex, UK), John Robinson (University of Maryland, USA), Nuno Torres, (University of Essex, UK).

Contents: Title Page and Purpose
Original Data Included
AHTUS Data Files
Imputation for Missing Values and Disaggregation of Information
Inconsistencies in the Time Use Information
Walking and Cycling for Exercise and Transport
Essential Notes for Using the 1965-66 Data
Essential Notes for Using the 1975-76 Data
Essential Notes for Using the 1985 Data
Essential Notes for Using the 1992-94 and 1994-95 Data
Essential Notes for Using the 1998-99 and 2000-01 Data
Essential Notes for Using the 2003-2012 Data
Missing Value Conventions
Variables - General and Matching Variables
Variables in the Background Files
Variables in the Time Diary Files
Supplementary Files
Download: All the material in the contents above
Original documentation: More detail on the original surveys is summarised in the table of time use studies:

1998-99 and 1999-01
2003, 2004-05, 2006-08, and 2009-13

Harmonisation files: Concordance of Activity Codes - map of codes across surveys

These zipped files open packages of SPSS syntax files. While SPSS recognises the files with .sps extensions as syntax files, these files are flat text files and can be opened in a text editor.

Background Variable Conversion Files
Time Use Variable Conversion Files
Schema (of Variable Names and Labels)