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Leisure Inequality in the United States: 1965–2003

Overview of attention for article published in Demography, May 2012
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Leisure Inequality in the United States: 1965–2003
Published in
Demography, May 2012
DOI 10.1007/s13524-012-0100-5
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Almudena Sevilla, Jose I. Gimenez-Nadal, Jonathan Gershuny


This article exploits the complex sequential structure of the diary data in the American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS) and constructs three classes of indicators that capture the quality of leisure (pure leisure, co-present leisure, and leisure fragmentation) to show that the relative growth in leisure time enjoyed by low-educated individuals documented in previous studies has been accompanied by a relative decrease in the quality of that leisure time. These results are not driven by any single leisure activity, such as time spent watching television. Our findings may offer a more comprehensive picture of inequality in the United States and provide a basis for weighing the relative decline in earnings and consumption for the less-educated against the simultaneous relative growth of leisure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 36 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 35%
Student > Master 7 19%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 41%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 11 30%
Unspecified 5 14%
Psychology 1 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Other 4 11%

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