Time Use. People feel increasingly time pressured, particularly in two-earner households. But much of the time that people devote to paid and unpaid tasks is over and above that which is strictly necessary; in that sense, much of the time pressure that people feel is discretionary and of their own making. The magnitude of this ?time-pressure illusion? varies across population groups, being least among lone parents and greatest among the childless and two-earner couples. So goes the argument of "The Time Pressure Illusion: Discretionary Time versus Free Time" by Robert Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Michael Bittman and Peter Saunders, is published by the Social Policy Research Centre.
By Social Policy Research Centre, Australia.