Professor Daniel Hamermesh
Issued: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:25:00 BST
How we use time, and why
5pm, Thursday 6 June 2019
Room 201 Flat Hall, John McIntyre Building, University Avenue
Using data from the US, France, Germany and the UK, Professor Hamermesh examined how time is divided among various activities, including sleep and television-watching.
He discussed how these uses differ among demographic groups and studies the effects of economic incentives such as income and wage rates. He examined how time zones affect our spending of time and demonstrates how the stress people feel about time is affected by their economic circumstances.
He also considered how changes in economic policy can lead people to alter their activities in order to generate a less stressful life in which time is balanced more evenly over their lives.
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