Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Time use and parenting

I came across two great links showing data on time use and parenting.

First, Nathan Yau (of flowingdata.com) compared his time use, activity space, and daily activity patterns pre- and post-baby. The results are striking.

Second, Wendy Wang crunched time use numbers for moms and dads, and working moms compared with stay-at-home moms, to compare activity patterns during the week with those on weekends. Some highlights:
  • Dads, on average, do an hour more housework on weekends than during the week
  • Working moms use the weekends to catch up on housework
  • Working moms have less weekend leisure time than stay-at-home moms or dads

Friday, April 18, 2014

A demographer, a statistician, and a sociologist walk into a bar...

I'm busy preparing for an upcoming conference, so posts have been few and far between lately. For up-to-date information on data releases, trends, insights, cool infographics, and more: follow me on Twitter (@DataGeekB)

A few of my favorite demographer jokes, sociology jokes, statistics jokes, and programming jokes (in no particular order):

Q: Why are demographers exhausted?
A: They're broken down by age and sex.

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, those who don’t understand binary, and those who didn’t expect this joke to be in base 3.

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.

Birthdays are good for you – the more you have, the longer you live.

Did you hear about the programmer who got stuck in shower for a week? Blamed shampoo instructions: Lather, rinse, repeat.

There are 2 types of people in the world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data...

Demographers are people who wanted to be accountants but lacked the personality for the job.

A musicologist says to her sociologist friend, “Our studies really aren't that different.”
“How so?” asks the sociologist.
Musicologist: “We both study cymbalic interaction.”

Old demographers never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.