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Time Use


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.

Family and Children Policy Resource.