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July 2009, Vol. 132, No. 7
Measuring time spent in unpaid household work: results from the American Time Use Survey
Economist, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Time-use data show that on average Americans spend more than 20 hours per week working for their own household without pay on tasks that might be done by a paid worker; women spend more time at such unpaid household work.
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American Time Use Survey
How high school students use time: a visual essay.—Nov. 2008.
Time use of working parents: a visual essay.—Jun. 2008.
How do older Americans spend their time?—May 2007.
What can time-use data tell us about hours of work?—Dec. 2004.
Measuring time use in households with more than one person.—Feb. 2002.
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