On October 20, 2023 the WFRN hosted its latest Virtual Conference Series event.  Event details are presented below, along with the link to the recording and slide deck.  Thank you to Dr. Sarah Flood (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Liana Sayer (University of Maryland) for such an informative session, and to WFRN Vice President Dr. Jennifer Hook for organizing the event.  More information about the WFRN’s Virtual Conference Series and recordings of other prior events can be found at this link:

Using ATUS Data to Investigate Work, Family, and Well-Being Before and During the Pandemic


  • Jennifer Hook, Ph.D., University of Southern California, USA


  • Sarah Flood, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, USA
  • Liana Sayer, Ph.D., University of Maryland, USA

The Event

IPUMS Time Use (timeuse.ipums.org) offers free, harmonized time diary data from the U.S. and around the world. These data facilitate comparative research and analysis of individuals within family contexts. Time use data are frequently used in demographic research, with a strong emphasis on examining how time use both reflects and reinforces gendered experiences across the life course. These data, however, are underutilized in population health research despite the emphasis on social determinants of health and life course health and well-being. This virtual workshop will focus on using IPUMS Time Use data to investigate work, family, and well-being before and during the Pandemic. Our goals are to describe the time diary data available via IPUMS, to demonstrate how to access the data, and to highlight their utility for exploring work, family, and well-being during the Pandemic.

To view the recorded event, click this link and enter the passcode below:


Passcode: G?9&@yyI

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