Incidence of flexible work schedules increases
September 30, 1999
From 1991 to 1997, the percent of full-time wage and salary workers with flexible work schedules on their principal job increased from 15.1 percent to 27.6 percent.
Workers who were married with a spouse present were more likely to have flexible work schedules in 1997. Nearly 29 percent of such workers had flexible schedules, compared with 26 percent of workers who had another marital status. In 1991, married workers with a spouse present had a lower incidence of flexible schedules than workers with other marital status.
Workers with children under 6 years of age had an above-average incidence—over 30 percent—of flexible schedules in 1997. Nearly 31 percent of married workers with a spouse present and children under six had flexible schedules, compared with about 27 percent of workers with other marital status and children under 6.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Incidence of flexible work schedules increases on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/1999/sept/wk5/art04.htm (visited January 30, 2015).
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