Time use of married women with young children
June 06, 2007
Married women ages 25 to 54 who were employed full time and lived with a child under 6 spent fewer hours per weekday in 2005 caring for household children than women who were not employed or only worked part time.
Women who worked full time also spent fewer hours engaged in leisure and sports activities, household activities, and sleeping than women who were not employed or only worked part-time. (Household activities include housework, food preparation and cleanup, lawn and garden care, and household management.)
These data are from the American Time Use Survey. To learn more about how people in various groups spent their time, see Charts from the American Time Use Survey. Data include non-holiday weekdays and are annual averages for 2005.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Time use of married women with young children on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk1/art03.htm (visited December 07, 2016).
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