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How We Spend Our Time

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How We Spend Our Time

How We Spend Our Time

How We Spend Our Time

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You know the old saw that women spend more time doing household chores than men? A new survey from the Department of Labor says it's true. The study looked at what activities people do during the day and how much time they spend doing them — everything from work to childcare to leisure activities. We discuss the study results and invite listeners to tell us how you spend your time.

Guests:

Diane Herz, project manager of the American Time-Use Survey; economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Geoffrey Godbey, professor of leisure studies at Pennsylvania State University

Daniel Hamermesh, economist at University of Texas at Austin