Mason and Fabritius: Using Student Data to Teach Utility Maximizing Behavior

TIME USAGE TOPICS LIST

Work

1. Spent actually working
2. Meals at work*
3. Employer granted breaks
4. Leisure at work (time on the job conducting personal business or otherwise not working)
5. Smoozing

Education

29. Education and Training*
30. Homework
31. Travel to and from education*

Travel for work

6. Travel to work*
7. Travel from work*

Organizational Activities

32. Professional/union*
33. Political/civic*
34. Volunteer/helping*
35. Religious groups*
36. Religious practice*
37. Other organizations*
38. Travel to and from organizational activities*

Household Work

8. Food preparation**
9. Meal cleanup**
10. Cleaning house**
11. Outdoor cleaning**
12. Clothes care**
13. Repairs**
14. Plant/animal care**
15. Child care**
16. Other household work**

Entertainment/Social Activities

39. Sports events*
40. Entertainment events (movies, theater, museums)*
41. Visiting*
42. Parties*
43. Bars, lounges*
44. Other social*
45. Travel to and from entertainment activities*

Shopping and Services

17. Obtaining Goods*
18. Obtaining Services (banking, insurance, cleaners, legal services, etc.)*
19. Medical appointments*
20. Errands*
21. Travel to and from shopping and services*

Recreation

46. Active sports*
47. Hobbies*
48. Domestic crafts*
49. Art*
50. Music/drama/dance*
51. Games*
52. Computer use/other*
53. Travel to and from recreational activities*

Personal and Family Needs

22. Personal Needs and Care
23. Meals at home*
24. Meals out*
25. Night sleep
26. Time awake, trying to go to sleep
27. Naps/day sleep
28. Sex

Communication

54. Listening to the Radio*
55. Watching TV*
56. Listening to CDs/Records/tapes*
57. Reading books, magazines, or newspapers*
58. Conversations
59. Writing*
60. Thinking and relaxing
61. Keeping track of your time

* - may require direct expenses

** - may be possible to pay another to do

SOURCE: Americans' Use of Time Project.