Time of Our Lives

Time of Our Lives
Singles and childless couples—male and female—spend broadly similar amounts of time at work, play and otherwise. Before children come into the picture, research indicates that couples tend to share housework more equally.(Illustration by Jason Keisling)
Singles and childless couples—male and female—spend broadly similar amounts of time at work, play and otherwise. Before children come into the picture, research indicates that couples tend to share housework more equally.
(Illustration by Jason Keisling)

A basket piled with unfolded laundry. Kickoff for the big game in 10 minutes. A toddler waking up grumpy from a nap.

Although these circumstances may appear unrelated, ask yourself how you’d typically handle each one. With just that information, researchers in the Maryland Time Use Laboratory, the country’s leading center for time-use studies, can start drawing a picture of who you are, from your gender to the kind of work you do.

If that sounds like a parlor game, the field’s real goal is to understand how people live their lives and how sweeping social and economic changes affect them, says Liana Sayer, a sociology professor and the lab’s director.

Read the rest of the story at terp.umd.edu.



This article originally appeared in Maryland Today.

January 24, 2019


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

UMD Leads New $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

Michael Fu Works to Improve Kidney Transplants With NSF Grant

IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

Entomology and Extension Faculty Join a National Team to Study and Support Diverse Perennial Forage Systems with Major Implications for Human and Animal Ecosystem Health

Sangeetha Madhavan Publishes New Research On Families’ Economic Inequalities In Sub-Saharan Africa

Technology for All

Center for Substance Abuse Research Receives Funding to Expand the Emergency Department Drug Surveillance System Nationwide

Student Journalism Project Sheds Light on Role of White Supremacist Newspapers in Fueling Racial Tension, Violence

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts

Connect

social iconstwitterlinkedinrssYouTube
Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541
© Copyright 2021 University of Maryland

Did You Know

The University of Maryland is a member of the Association of American Universities, comprised of 61 leading research universities in the U.S. & Canada.