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Table 7. Wage and salary workers who adjusted their schedule or location (1) at their main job: reasons for not taking leave by selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages

Table 7. Wage and salary workers who adjusted their schedule or location (1) at their main job:  reasons for not taking leave by selected
characteristics, 2011 annual averages
                                                                                                                                          
                                                        Workers who adjusted their schedule or location during an average week            
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                     Percent distribution by reasons for not taking leave (2)             
                                                                                                                                          
            Characteristic                                                                                Feared                          
                                                                                                         negative     Did not             
                                                                                                        employment     have               
                                                                                  Did not    Could not     conse-     access      Other   
                                              Number        Too        Wanted      have       afford     quences     to paid              
                                            (in thou-      much      to save      enough     loss in    or leave    or unpaid             
                                              sands)       work       leave        leave      income     denied       leave               
                                                                                                                                          
Total.....................................     9,426       16.6        26.3         2.7        12.9         0.7         9.5        32.0   
 Men......................................     4,699       17.2        20.3         2.3        12.1         1.3         7.5        39.0   
 Women....................................     4,727       15.9        32.4         3.1        13.6          .1        11.5        25.1   
                                                                                                                                          
                 Race (3)                                                                                                                 
 White....................................     8,074       15.2        26.2         3.0        14.4          .8         8.7        32.5   
 Black or African American................       596        (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)   
 Asian....................................       458        (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)   
                                                                                                                                          
     Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (4)                                                                                                     
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.............       616        (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)   
 Nonhispanic..............................     8,810       17.6        27.1         2.0        12.5          .8         9.0        32.0   
                                                                                                                                          
    Educational attainment (25 years                                                                                                      
      and over)                                                                                                                           
 High school graduate or less (5).........     1,363       10.1        32.0         5.0        18.5         2.9         8.5        23.3   
 Some college or associate degree.........     2,125       18.5        22.0          .4        16.5         1.3         8.5        32.9   
 Bachelor's degree and higher.............     4,797       19.9        27.5         3.3         5.0          ~0         9.0        36.6   
                                                                                                                                          
       Parent of a household child                                                                                                        
 Parent of a household child under                                                                                                        
   18 years...............................     4,332       17.8        24.6         3.2        12.1          .5         8.5        34.5   
   Parent of a child 13 to 17 (none                                                                                                       
     younger).............................       697        (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)   
   Parent of a child under 13.............     3,635       18.5        25.6         1.6        13.8          .2         7.9        33.6   
 Not a parent of a household child                                                                                                        
   under 18...............................     5,095       15.5        27.8         2.4        13.5          .9        10.3        29.9   
                                                                                                                                          
                Health (6)                                                                                                                
 Excellent................................     2,541       13.6        35.0         1.4         4.8          ~0         9.2        36.0   
 Very good................................     4,128       17.4        25.4         1.1        19.8          .8         6.5        31.6   
 Good.....................................     2,230       20.2        19.1         4.4         7.0         1.5        16.6        30.9   
 Fair or poor.............................       528        (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)         (8)   
                                                                                                                                          
     Full- and part-time status                                                                                                           
       (single jobholders only)                                                                                                           
 Full-time workers........................     6,658       19.4        30.3         2.4         9.9         1.0         4.8        33.2   
 Part-time workers........................     1,773        8.5        11.6         5.4        20.0          ~0        24.7        29.9   
                                                                                                                                          
     Earnings of full-time workers                                                                                                        
      (single jobholders only) (7)                                                                                                        
 $0 - $830................................     2,001        7.0        26.6         5.8        19.6         3.4         3.2        32.9   
 $831 and higher..........................     4,332       25.0        33.8         1.1         5.8          ~0         4.4        32.5   

   1 Data refer to workers who can adjust their schedule or location instead of taking leave or because they need to take time off from
work.
   2 Estimates for reasons may sum to more than 100 percent because some people had multiple reasons for not taking leave.
   3 Estimates for the race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for
all races.
   4 Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   5 The categories for persons with a high school diploma only and those with less than a high school diploma are combined because there
were insufficient data to produce estimates for each category.
   6 Health status was self-reported by individuals who participated in the survey.
   7 These values are based on usual weekly earnings. Each earnings range represents approximately 50 percent of full-time wage and salary
workers (except self-employed incorporated workers) who held only one job.
   8 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
  ~0  Estimate is approximately zero.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to wage and salary workers age 15 years and over. Self-employed workers whose businesses
are incorporated are classified as wage and salary workers.



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Last Modified Date: August 16, 2012
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