What Do People Do All Day?
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The underlying data comes from time-use diaries where respondents are asked to record the sequence of what they do over a specific day, and how much they enjoy each ‘episode’ (i.e. what they do) on a scale from 1 to 7. All episodes reported are then coded and grouped into similar activities. To arrive at the mean enjoyment scores, the authors multiply the duration of each episode where the activity category concerned is the primary activity recorded, by the enjoyment level to arrive at the total enjoyment score for that episode. Then they sum these total enjoyment scores for each category of activity across the day, and finally divide these daily enjoyment total scores for each activity by the amount of time devoted to the activity. In this way, they arrive at an appropriately weighted mean enjoyment level for each activity across all those who engage in it. For more details see Gershuny, J., & Sullivan, O. (2019). What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research. Penguin UK.
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In a recent analysis, researchers from McGill University aggregated years of data to map out the average human day.Soon I began drawing the characters (pigs were my favorite), first copying exactly and then getting the feel for how a pig was "constructed" and drawing the characters in new poses, outfits, etc. One of the first "lightbulbs" to go off for me about how much I loved to draw and paint. But beyond this, and more importantly, this confirms that time-use is informative about well-being. Because these estimates include people who are not employed they are much lower than the estimates of working hours per worker we present elsewhere. The estimates also differ because of differences in the sources: time-use surveys compared to labor force surveys and national accounts data.
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I'm glad they didn't have too many office jobs. A lot of office jobs only work for big companies that create want. Useless want. And would have been too complex for kids to understand in my opinion. Kids understand the dentist. They aren't going to understand what a lawyer does. And I say this as a paralegal.
But if we look closely, we also see some important differences. Consider sleeping, for example. From this sample of countries, South Koreans sleep the least – averaging 7 hours and 51 minutes of sleep every day. In India and the US, at the other end of the spectrum, people sleep an hour more on average.