How does time poverty affect behavior? A look at eating and physical activity

Charlene M. Kalenkoski, Karen S. Hamrick

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Abstract

This paper uses data on daily activities from the American Time Use Survey and the associated Eating & Health Module to analyze the relationships between time poverty and specific energy-balance behaviors. The authors estimate a simultaneous model to jointly analyze the relationships between time poverty and the probability of a fast food purchase, the number of eating and drinking occurrences, minutes spent engaging in sports and exercise, and the probability of engaging in active travel (walking or cycling). Time-poor individuals were found to have different eating and physical activity patterns than non-time-poor individuals; those who were time-poor were less likely to purchase fast food and also less likely to engage in active travel. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberpps034
Pages (from-to)89-105
Number of pages17
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Active travel
  • American Time Use Survey
  • Discretionary time
  • Eating and Health Module
  • Eating patterns
  • Energy balance
  • Exercise
  • Fast food
  • Time poverty
  • Time use
  • Time-poor

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