June 26, 2008
On the days that they worked, employed men worked about three-quarters of an hour more than employed women.
This difference partly reflects women's greater likelihood of working part time. However, even among full-time workers (those usually working 35 hours or more per week), men worked slightly longer than women—8.2 versus 7.8 hours.
Among part-time workers, men averaged 5.2 hours on days they worked and women averaged 5.4 hours.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Average hours that men and women worked in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jun/wk4/art04.htm (visited November 24, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.