Start: June 23, 2011
End: June 24, 2011
Place: University of Maryland, USA
Time is arguably the most valuable resource available to the human population. It is therefore important to understand why individuals allocate their time in the way they do and the consequences of those time use decisions. This conference will give members of the growing U.S. and international time use research communities the opportunity to interact with one another and share ideas. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for papers that address any question related to the collection or analysis of time use data. The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is January 15, 2011. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by February 15, 2011.
Possible Paper Topics
Papers on any topic related to how individuals use their time are welcome. Some examples:
- parent time with children
- balancing work and family
- time use and well-being
- time use and health
- work schedules and their implications
- cross-country differences in time use
- effects of policy and environmental factors on time use
- alternative methods of collecting information about time use
- methodological issues in the analysis of time use data
While submissions on any time use topic are appropriate, papers that make use of data from the ATUS Eating and Health module or draw on time use data for multiple countries are especially encouraged.