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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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APPENDIX
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Proposed Coding System for Classifying Uses of Time for the Proposed BLS Survey

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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APPENDIX C Proposed Coding System for Classifying Uses of Time for the Proposed BLS Survey

Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Necessary Time

1. Personal care activities

11 Sleeping

 

 

111 Sleeping

112 Nap, rest

12 Sleeplessness

 

 

121 Insomnia, sleeplessness, “toss/turn” in bed

13 Personal hygiene and grooming

 

 

131 Showering, bathing, washing hands, brushing teeth

132 Going to the bathroom

133 Dressing or undressing

134 Shaving, putting on make-up, combing hair, etc.

139 Hygiene and grooming NEC

14 Non-professional health care

 

 

141 Personal medical care (taking medication, vomiting, experiencing pain, exercise for medical conditions)

142 Rest because of illness, being in bed sick

143 Receiving (unpurchased) health treatments from non-professionals

149 Non-prof health care/treatments NEC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Necessary Time

 

15 Eating/drinking

 

 

151 Eating a meal

152 Eating a snack

153 Drinking non-alcoholic beverages

159 Eating/drinking NEC

16 Waiting related to personal care

 

 

161 Waiting to go to bed or fall asleep

163 Waiting to go to the bathroom or groom

164 Waiting for non-professional health care

165 Waiting to eat or drink

17 Communication about personal care

 

 

171 Communication about personal care/self-maintenance

18 Travel about personal personal care

 

 

181 Travel related to personal care/self-maintenance

19 Personal care NEC

 

 

191 Respondent says ‘personal’, ‘private’, ‘none of your business’ or reports sexual activity

199 Personal care/self-maintenance activities NEC

Contracted Time

2. Employment activities

21 Work for pay at main job(s)

 

 

211 Main job-usual hours-at work

212 Main job-extra hours-overtime

213 Main job-extra hours-work brought home

219 Main job NEC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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22 Work for pay at other job(s)

 

 

221 Other job-usual hours-at work

222 Other job-extra hours-overtime

223 Other job-extra hours-work brought home

229 Other job NEC

23 Primary production and services for income not for establishments

 

 

231 Unpaid work in family business or farm

232 Preparing food or drink for sale

233 Domestic home crafts or hobbies done for sale or exchange

234 Building work done for income (“freelance work”)

235 Petty trading, street vending, collecting, scavenging items for sale (collecting aluminum cans, etc.)

236 Providing services for income (child care, computing, cosmetic services, transport or delivery, etc.)

24 Work breaks

 

 

241 Work breaks

25 Job search and related activity

 

 

251 Looking at job listings

252 Filling out applications or preparing resumes

253 Interviewing for a job

254 Applying for/collecting unemployment benefits/ compensation

255 Applying for/collecting welfare, food stamps or income subsidies

259 Other job search activities NEC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Contracted Time

 

26 Waiting/delays related to work or job search

 

 

261 Waiting or delay during work hours (fire drills, shut downs, waiting for appointments or meetings, etc.)

262 Waiting on-site for job interviews or to fill out forms for jobs, subsidies, compensation, etc.

27 Communication about work or job search

 

 

271 Communication associated with but not part of work (calling in sick)

272 Communication associated with job interviews, subsidies, compensation, etc.

28 Travel/commuting to/from work or job search

 

 

281 Travel in motion

286 Waiting for buses, trains, taxis, etc., related to work or job search

29 Employment activities NEC

 

 

299 Employment or job search activities NEC

3. Education activities

31 General education: school/ university

 

 

311 Attending class

312 Viewing education programs on TV for course credit

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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313 Unpaid student teaching; practicums

314 Special lectures outside the regular class time

315 Attending science or language labs

316 Registration activities or other administrative aspects of attending class

319 Other school related activities NEC

32 Job related training

 

 

321 Job related training, career education, professional conferences

33 Homework/study/research

 

 

331 Self study (not with computers), reading, etc.

332 Computing or assignment work done on computer

333 Group study

334 Working with tutors

36 Waiting related to education

 

 

361 Breaks at place of education

362 Waiting for class/training/tutorials to begin or resume

37 Communication about education

 

 

371 Communication about education

38 Travel related to education

 

 

381 Travel to classes, training, study groups

39 Educational activities NEC

 

 

399 Educational activities NEC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Committed Time

4. Domestic activities

41 Food/drink preparation/cleanup

 

 

411 Food/drink preparation or service (include packing lunches, making meals or snacks, cooking for parties)

412 Preserving, freezing, drying food

413 Home brewing

414 Setting or clearing the table

415 Cleanup after food preparation or meals

419 Food and drink prep or cleanup NEC

42 Laundry, care of textiles

 

 

421 Washing, loading, unloading washing machine

422 Hanging out or bringing in washing

423 Ironing

424 Sorting, folding textiles (clothes, linens, etc.)

425 Mending textiles, polishing shoes or other upkeep

426 Making clothes, knitting, sewing (not as hobby)

427 Sorting clothes for disposal; throwing out clothes

429 Laundry and textile care NEC

43 Other housework

 

 

431 Interior cleaning of dwelling or related buildings

432 Exterior cleaning of dwelling or related buildings

439 Other housework NEC

44 Grounds/animal care

 

 

441 Gardening

442 Yard or lawn care

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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443 Harvesting home production, hunting, fishing or gathering food for household consumption

444 Grounds maintenance, garage cleaning, etc.

445 Pool care

446 Care for household pets

447 Care for livestock for household use only

449 Other grounds or animal care NEC

45 Home maintenance, construction, and repair

 

 

451 Equipment repairs or maintenance

452 Dwelling construction or design

453 Interior maintenance or repair

454 Exterior maintenance or repair

455 Making furniture or other household goods

456 Making household furnishings

457 Heat/water/power maintenance, repair or provision (include gathering, cutting, or stacking firewood)

458 Vehicle maintenance or repair

459 Home maintenance NEC

46 Household management

 

 

461 Paperwork, bills, tax returns, etc.

462 Budgeting money/time, organizing rosters/lists, planning/organizing/decorating for family/household events

463 Selling, donating, disposing of household assets (including selling house or showing house for sale)

464 Recycling

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Committed Time

 

 

465 Collecting, sorting, mail/parcels, checking messages and answering machines

466 Packing/unpacking for a journey or move

467 Putting away goods (groceries, etc.)

468 Disposing of rubbish

469 Other household management NEC

47 Communication related to domestic act

 

 

471 Communication, discussion, “fights” about domestic activities

48 Travel related to domestic act

 

 

481 Travel related to household work, maintenance, or management

49 Domestic activity NEC

 

 

499 Domestic activity NEC

5. Care for “dependent” household members (children, sick/disabled or elderly)

 

 

 

51 Physical or emotional care of “dependent” household members

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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511 Washing, dressing, feeding, grooming children

512 Medical/health care of children

513 Emotional care of children

514 Washing, dressing, feeding, grooming dependent household adults

515 Medical/health care of dependent household adults

516 Emotional care of dependent household adults

52 Teaching/helping/ reprimanding “dependent” household members

 

 

521 Teaching, helping, reprimanding, training children

522 Teaching, helping, reprimanding, training dependent household adults

53 Playing, reading, talking with “dependent” household members

 

 

531 Playing, reading, talking with children

532 Playing, reading, talking with dependent household adults

54 Minding (supervising) dependent household members

 

 

541 Supervision of children within the same room or play area

542 Supervision of children within the house, but not in the same room

543 “Passive” supervision of children not in the house (being ‘on call’)

544 Supervision of dependent household adults within the same room or play area

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Committed Time

 

 

545 Supervision of dependent household adults within the house, but not in the same room

546 “Passive” supervision of dependent household adults not in the house (being ‘on call’)

549 Other supervision of dependent household members NEC

55 Visiting care related establishments/schools

 

 

551 Accompanying a child to school, daycare, sports, lessons, etc.

552 Accompanying a dependent household adult to school, sports, lessons, etc.

56 Waiting associated with care of “dependent” household members

 

 

561 Waiting associated with care of children

562 Waiting associated with “dependent” adult care

57 Communication associated with care of “dependent” household members

 

 

571 Communication associated with care of children

572 Communication associated with “dependent” adultcare

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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58 Travel associated with care of “dependent” household members

 

 

581 Travel associated with care of children

582 Travel associated with “dependent” adult care

59 Care of “dependent” household members of NEC

 

 

598 Care of children NEC

599 Care of “dependent” adults NEC

6. Purchasing activities

61 Purchasing or returning goods

 

 

611 Purchasing/returning everyday consumer goods

612 Purchasing/returning durable household goods

613 Window shopping

619 Other purchasing of goods NEC

62 Purchasing service

 

 

621 Purchasing repair services

622 Purchasing/obtaining professional, government, administrative services

623 Purchasing personal care services

624 Purchasing medical or dental care services

625 Purchasing child or adult care services

626 Purchasing domestic/garden services

629 Other purchasing of service NEC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Committed Time

 

66 Waiting associated with purchases (5 minutes or more?)

 

 

661 Waiting at stores, shops, markets

662 Waiting in offices or for professional services

663 Waiting for maintenance, repair, or cleaning services

664 Waiting for personal care services

665 Waiting for medical or dental care

666 Waiting for deliveries of purchased goods

669 Waiting related to purchases NEC

67 Communication associated with purchases

 

 

671 Scheduling appointments for service or purchases

672 Placing orders for goods or services by telephone, fax, or Internet

673 Discussing shipments, products, returned items

674 Other communication about purchases NEC

68 Travel associated with purchases

 

 

681 Travel associated with purchases of goods or services

69 Purchasing goods or services NEC

 

 

699 Purchasing goods or services NEC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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7. Voluntary work and care

 

 

 

72 Unpaid helping/doing favors (for households)

 

 

721 Housework or cooking assistance

722 House maintenance or repair assistance

723 Babysitting

724 Care for disabled or ill adults

725 Correspondence assistance (letters, bills, forms)

73 Unpaid voluntary work (with organization)

 

 

731 Participating with an organization working directly with recipients

732 Participating with an organization not working directly with recipients

76 Waiting associated with voluntary work or care

 

 

761 Waiting related to help to other households

762 Waiting related to volunteering with an organization

77 Communication associated with voluntary work or care

 

 

771 Communication related to help to other households

772 Communication related to volunteering with an organization

78 Travel associated with voluntary work or care

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Committed Time

 

 

781 Travel related to help to other households

782 Travel related to volunteering with an organization

 

 

79 Voluntary work or care NEC

 

 

 

 

798 Help to other households NEC

799 Voluntary work with organizations NEC

Free Time

8. Social and community interaction

 

 

81 Socializing

 

 

811 Talking, chatting, social conversation

812 Celebrating, having parties with friends or family

813 Eating, drinking with non household members in own home

814 Eating, drinking with non household members or household members in public place

819 Other socializing NEC

82 Entertainment

 

 

821 Attending musical performances, concerts, symphonies

822 Attending plays, ballet, opera

823 Attending cinema, art films, drive-in movies

824 Attending fairs, circuses, parades, amusement parks, ice follies, fireworks

825 Visiting zoos, botanical gardens, planetariums, observatories

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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826 Visiting museums, art galleries, exhibitions, libraries

827 Visiting historical or archeological sites, etc.

828 Visiting casinos, bingo halls, arcades

829 Entertainment NEC

83 Attendance at sports events

 

 

831 Attendance at professional or amateur sporting events

832 Attendance at professional or amateur racing events

839 Attendance at sports events NEC

84 Religious/ritual activities

 

 

841 Personal religious practice (meditation, prayer, etc.)

842 Religious ceremonies, rituals

843 Planning, practicing, rehearsing, decorating, preparing for religious ceremonies, celebrations, rituals

844 Socializing associated with religious ceremonies/ rituals

845 Cleaning up after religious ceremonies, celebrations, and rituals

849 Religious activities NEC

85 Community participation

 

 

851 Attending meetings

852 Civic ceremonies or celebrations (civil weddings, ribbon cuttings, parades, inaugurations)

853 Planning, practicing, rehearsing, decorating, preparing for civic ceremonies and celebrations

854 Socializing associated with civic ceremonies or celebrations

855 Cleaning up after civic ceremonies, celebrations

856 Civic obligations (jury duty)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Free Tme

 

 

857 Answering surveys, polls, and censuses

859 Community participation NEC

86 Waiting related to social and community interaction

 

 

861 Waiting for social or community interaction to begin

87 Communication related to social and community interaction

 

 

871 Communication about social or community interaction (checking on time, preparations, etc.)

88 Travel related to social and community interaction

 

 

881 Travel associated with social or community interaction

89 Social and community interaction NEC

 

 

899 Social and community interaction NEC

9. Recreation and leisure

 

 

 

91 Sport and outdoor activity

 

 

 

911 Walking, hiking, jogging, and running 912 Biking, cycling, skiing, skating, skate or snow boarding, horseback riding

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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913 Ball games

914 Gymnastics, aerobics, work-outs, marital arts, wrestling, yoga, ballet, or other dance

915 Swimming, water gymnastics, and water skiing

916 Boating, sailing, canoeing, and rafting

917 Gliding, balloning, and flying

918 Camping, hunting, fishing for sport

919 Other sport or exercise NEC

92 Games, hobbies, art, and crafts

 

 

921 Card, paper, board, parlor games/crosswords

922 Computer games or computing as hobby

923 Hobbies, collections, albums, etc.

924 Handiwork and crafts (sewing, knitting, weaving)

925 Visual or graphic arts

926 Performing arts/music

929 Games, hobbies, arts, crafts NEC

93 Reading/writing

 

 

931 Reading book, magazine, and newspaper

932 Reading CD rom

933 Being read to (in-person or books-on-tape)

934 Writing for leisure/pleasure (letters, poetry, diaries, cards, books, short stories, etc.)

939 Reading/writing NEC

94 Audio/visual media

 

 

941 TV watching/listening

942 Video Watching

943 Listening to radio

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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Time Type

Major Group (1 digit codes)

2 Digit Codes

3 Digit Codes

Free Time

 

 

944 Listening to records/tapes/CDs (other than books)

945 Accessing Internet

949 Other media use NEC

95 Attendance at courses (except school or university)

 

 

951 Attendance at personal development courses

952 Attendance at art/craft/hobby courses

959 Attendance at courses (ex. school/university) NEC

96 Other free time

 

 

961 Relaxing, resting

962 Doing nothing

963 Thinking

964 Worrying

965 Drinking alcohol/social drinking

966 Smoking

967 Looking at memorabilia

968 Teasing, joking around, messing around, laughing, pestering

969 Other free time NEC

97 Communication associated with free time

 

 

971 Communicating about free time

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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98 Travel associated with free time

 

 

981 Recreational driving/riding for pleasure

982 Holiday travel

989 Other travel associated with free time NEC

99 Leisure and recreation NEC

 

 

999 Leisure and recreation NEC

0. No activity

 

 

 

00 No activity

 

 

 

001 Time gap with no reported activity

002 Uncodeable activity

 

SOURCE: Horrigan et al. (1999).

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Proposed Coding System for Classying Uses of Time for the Propsed BLS Survey." National Research Council. 2000. Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9866.
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One of the most substantial policy changes in the past decade was the elimination of the main social welfare program for poor families, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, ending the entitlement to cash benefits and replacing it with a policy emphasizing work. A question relevant for understanding the consequences of this policy change is how the time allocation among work and family care activities of poor families has changed.

President Clinton's proposed budget for fiscal 2001 includes funds for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to develop a survey to measure how Americans spend their time (U.S. Department of Labor, 2000). BLS has already explored the feasibility of such a survey. In 1997, a pilot study that collected time-use data for a sample of Americans was conducted, and the results of that study were presented at a 1997 conference sponsored by BLS and the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy. Using knowledge gained from the pilot study and the conference, BLS published a report on the feasibility of a national time-use survey and developed a proposal to conduct the survey.

Time-Use Measurement and Research is a summary of a workshop convened to consider data and methodological issues in measuring time use. This report discusses why time-use data are needed, highlighting many of policy and behavioral applications of time-use data. It also summarizes conceptual issues covered during the workshop, discusses a framework for how individuals and households allocate their time, and comments on some conceptual issues in measuring time use.

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