Hi everyone,

The time unit on the time use data in the ATUS is:

“DURATION is a 4-digit numeric variable reporting the length of the activity in minutes in one 24-hour period.”

To convert it into hours per year, I would have thought to just multiply it by .164 since that’s the fraction that converts minutes/day into hours/year. However, that generates values that are far from accurate in terms of time use within a year.

What simple observation am I overlooking?