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Table 8. Main reason for working non-daytime schedules by sex and shift, averages for the period 2017-2018

Table 8. Main reason for working non-daytime schedules by sex and shift, averages for the period 2017-2018
Characteristic and reason Workers who worked non-daytime schedules
Total Evening Night Rotating Irregular Split shift or
other

Total

Number (in thousands)

23,696 8,551 5,142 3,415 3,806 2,783

Percent distribution by main reason, total

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Better arrangements for family

9.6 9.8 15.4 5.4 5.9 8.4

Better pay

7.2 5.0 14.6 4.2 4.1 8.0

Allows time for school or other job

12.0 21.8 5.6 4.8 10.3 5.2

Could not get other shift

10.0 12.6 12.7 8.6 3.7 7.1

Nature of the job

39.3 28.5 20.1 58.4 63.4 51.7

Personal preference

19.1 20.9 27.8 15.5 9.0 15.7

Other

2.8 1.4 3.9 3.1 3.6 3.8

Men

Number (in thousands)

13,168 4,902 2,460 1,959 2,050 1,797

Percent distribution by main reason, total

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Better arrangements for family

6.5 8.8 5.8 3.5 4.6 6.4

Better pay

6.7 5.5 10.5 2.8 7.1 8.4

Allows time for school or other job

9.3 16.5 6.8 2.0 5.4 5.3

Could not get other shift

11.8 16.5 13.7 11.1 2.2 7.9

Nature of the job

44.5 30.3 27.5 65.1 70.8 53.7

Personal preference

18.2 20.5 31.9 12.6 5.2 14.1

Other

3.1 1.8 3.8 2.9 4.7 4.3

Women

Number (in thousands)

10,528 3,649 2,682 1,456 1,756 986

Percent distribution by main reason, total

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Better arrangements for family

13.5 11.2 24.1 7.9 7.4 12.1

Better pay

7.8 4.3 18.4 6.1 0.7 7.3

Allows time for school or other job

15.5 28.9 4.6 8.5 16.1 5.1

Could not get other shift

7.7 7.3 11.8 5.2 5.3 5.7

Nature of the job

32.9 26.1 13.3 49.4 54.9 48.2

Personal preference

20.2 21.4 24.0 19.5 13.3 18.6

Other

2.4 0.8 3.9 3.3 2.4 2.9

Note: Data refer to wage and salary workers, 15 years and over, at their main jobs. All self-employed workers (including workers with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses) are excluded.

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Last Modified Date: September 24, 2019