APPENDIX
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Proposed Coding System for Classifying Uses of Time for the Proposed BLS Survey



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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop APPENDIX C Proposed Coding System for Classifying Uses of Time for the Proposed BLS Survey

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop   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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop     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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop     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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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  

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop     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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop     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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop   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  

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop       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)

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop       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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop 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

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Time-Use Measurement and Research: Report of a Workshop     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).