July 12, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Time use of youths of immigrant and native-born parents, 2003–2010

Average number of minutes per day teenagers with native-born and immigrant parents spend in various activities, 15- to 17-year-olds, 2003–2010
Activity Average number of minutes per day spent in activity
Teenagers with native-born parent(s) Teenagers with immigrant parent(s)

Total paid work

51.9 26.7

Household work



49.9 57.6


38.4 40.8

Caregiving, own household

5.3 8.7

Caregiving, outside household

6.2 8.1




210.7 236.8


166.5 181.3


37.9 50.0

Extracurricular activities

6.3 5.6

Time spent with at least one parent

143.6 145.3

Time spent with any relative (not including siblings)

172.6 150.5

Time spent with any relative (including siblings)

203.5 249.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Time use of youths of immigrant and native-born parents, 2003–2010.



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