Trends in Spouses' Shared Time in the United States, 1965-2012

Katie Genadek, Sarah M. Flood & Joan Garcia Roman
Despite major demographic changes over the past fifty years and strong evidence that time spent with a spouse is important for marriages, we know very little about how time with a spouse has changed, or not changed, in the United States. Using time use survey data from 1965-2012, we examine trends in couples’ shared time in the United States during a period of major changes in American marriages and families. We find that couples without...
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