Time Use @ Home & Work for Bexar County

This jitter plot shows the difference in time use between men and women in Bexar County over the past 9 years. The horizontal axis represents hours of work per week and the vertical shows hours of housework per week. These numbers are from annual responses. The bubbles are colored by age and the labels show each gender. The size of each bubble is determined by an income code. Press play to show the movement over time. Click on a dot to see the data.

Discussion

The focus of this representation is on the difference in weekly time-use between men and women at various ages over a period of time. All data are for Bexar County between 2011 and 2019. The color of each bubble represents Age and labels underneath each bubble show Sex. The graph includes a measure of weekly pay represented as the size of each bubble, which gives us an idea of how time and pay are related. Notice that, on average, women tend to spend more time on housework than men, and generally speaking, their weekly pay is also lower. Why? This warrants a more detailed study. However, the underlying data also show that women are undertaking other activities that go un-noticed and un-quantified in economic terms. The next posting will deal with that issue.

How to use the plot

Click on the arrow to the left of the timeline to watch change over time. When you hover over the graph, you’ll see a funnel in the top right-hand corner. Click and filter the data for alternative views.

Source: Sandra L. Hofferth, Sarah M. Flood, Matthew Sobek and Daniel Backman. American Time Use Survey Data Extract Builder: Version 2.8 [dataset]. College Park, MD: University of Maryland and Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D060.V2.8 Sandra L. Hofferth, Sarah M. Flood, Matthew Sobek and Daniel Backman. American Time Use Survey Data Extract Builder: Version 2.8 [dataset]. College Park, MD: University of Maryland and Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D060.V2.8 

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