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On days they work, 22% of employed persons do some work from home in 2016


In 2016, 22 percent of workers did some or all of their work at home on days they worked. Workers 25 and over with an advanced degree were more likely to work at home than were persons with less education--43 percent compared with 12 percent of those with a high school diploma.
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In 2015-16, 16% of the U.S. population, or 41.3 million people, provide unpaid eldercare


Sixteen percent of the U.S. population provides unpaid eldercare to others. On a given day, 26 percent of eldercare providers engage in eldercare, spending an average of 2.8 hours in eldercare activities.

Access to and Use of Leave


In 2011, 90 percent of wage and salary workers had access to paid or unpaid leave at their main jobs. Twenty-one percent of wage and salary workers took paid or unpaid leave during an average week and those who did took an average of 15.6 hours.

Married Parents' Use of Time Summary


In the years 2003-06, married mothers who were employed full time were more likely to do household activities and provide childcare on an average day than were married fathers who were employed full time. Among full-time workers, married fathers were more likely to work than were married mothers.


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