Time for Life

The Surprising Ways Americans Use Their Time

By (author) John Robinson, Geoffrey Godbey

Paperback - £28.95

Publication date:

15 September 1999

Length of book:

424 pages


Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271019703

Is it possible that Americans have more free time than they did thirty years ago? While few may believe it, research based on careful records of how we actually spend our time shows that we average more than an hour more free time per day than in the 1960s. Time-use experts John P. Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey received national attention when their controversial findings were first published in 1997. Now the book is updated, with a new chapter that includes results of the 1995–1997 data from the Americans' Use of Time Project.

Time for Life, an outstanding work of scholarship that manages to be highly readable, demands the attention of everyone interested in what’s happening in today’s society.”

—Edward Cornish, The Futurist