Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS): Version 1.0
Kimberly Fisher, Jonathan Gershuny, Sarah M. Flood, Joan Garcia Roman, and Sandra L. Hofferth. Multinational Time Use Study Extract System: Version 1.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2016. https://doi.org/10.18128/D062.V1.0
MTUS-X is a part of IPUMS Time Use, dedicated to making time use data easier for researchers to use. The Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS) is a database of time-diary samples collected over six decades, from 1965 to the present. Data includes harmonized variables describing background, activity, location, mode of transport and who else was present. MTUS-X is a collaboration between the Maryland Population Research Center, the Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) at the University of Oxford and the Minnesota Population Center (MPC). MTUS-X is an online data access system and available free of charge to registered users at www.ipums.org/timeuse.
Data Collector and Funding History: UNITED STATES - 1965: Philip E. Converse and John P. Robinson, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Philip J. Stone, Department of Social Relations, Harvard University. The National Science Foundation funded the study; 1975: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with funding from The National Science Foundation and the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; 1985: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with funding from The National Science Foundation and the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; 1993: The Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland conducted the study for the United States Environmental Protection Agency; 1995: Administered by the Survey Research Center at the University of Maryland with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency; c1998: Collected by the University of Maryland Survey Research Centre, funded by the National Science Foundation, with supplementary funding for the older people in the sample from the National Institute on Aging; 2003+: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau; UNITED KINGDOM - 1974: British Broadcasting Corporation; 1983: SCPR, University of Bath, University of Sussex; 1987: Nuffield College at the University of Oxford managed the study with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council. Public Attitude Surveys Limited collected some of the data; 1995: ISER, University of Sussex, Funded by Office for National Statistics; 2000: Ipsos-RSL, sponsored by the Office for National Statistics, the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR); the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS); the Department for Employment and Education (DEE); the Department of Health, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); 2005: The Office for National Statistics coordinated the study and collected the data. The Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex transferred the diaries into coded electronic data. In addition to the ONS, the Economic and Social Research Counci, Department for Transport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Education and Skills, and the Department of Health sponsored and contributed funding for this study; SPAIN - 2009: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (Spanish National Statistical Agency); NETHERLANDS - 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau; 2000: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, in conjunction with Adviesdienst voor Verkeer en Vervoer (Department of the Ministry of Transport); Tilburg University; the news agency Cebuco, and the television agency NOS Field work by Intomart; 2005: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, in conjunction with United Fieldwork Organisation (UFO) Field work by Intomart.
Data are available by request to registered IPUMS-MTUS users. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Archived versions of the data have been stored in fixed format files with accompanying documentation and set-up files. The full data set has been broken into appropriate subsets reflecting the content and usage of the data.
IPUMS-MTUS data are continually revised. We archive annual snapshots and document changes between snapshots. The changes made to Version 1.0 before we archived Version 2.0 occurred between 8-2-2016 and 10-25-2017 on the current revisions page [https://www.mtusdata.org/mtus-action/revision].