Much has changed since 2006 about the way we use our time.
Back then we didn’t have iPhones, iPads, Tinder, Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or machines that could play us streamed music, check our heart rates and guide us to our destinations as we walked. We didn’t have Uber, Airtasker or Airbnb. We hadn’t had a global financial crisis.
- ^ ran a time use survey that year (www.abs.gov.au)
- ^ How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids (theconversation.com)
- ^ Equal distribution of housework? Not any time soon (theconversation.com)
- ^ cancelled for financial reasons (www.canberratimes.com.au)
- ^ Phubbing (phone snubbing) happens more in the bedroom than when socialising with friends (theconversation.com)
- ^ we haven’t been able to find out (www.smh.com.au)
- ^ reborn time use survey in 2020-21 (pmc.gov.au)
- ^ at a cost of A$15.2 million (www.andrewleigh.com)
- ^ 40% of gross domestic product (newsroom.unsw.edu.au)
Authors: Lyn Craig, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Melbourne