Gender differences in work hours are greatest among working parents, but black men and women are closest to parity: Average annual work hours, by race and ethnicity, gender, and family structure, 2016

All White Black Hispanic
Women
Childless 1,932.0 1,954.3 1,904.0 1,883.7
Married with children 1738.8 1,727.9 17,95.9 1,718.8
Single parent 1,763.1 1,780.1 1,779.3 1,745.6
Men
Childless 2,050.0 2,092.9 1,937.5 2,010.5
Married with children 2,205.8 2,259.0 2,129.3 2,120.2
Single parent 2,004.7 2,086.6 1,873.2 1,961.8
Gender Gaps
Childless 5.8% 6.6% 1.7% 6.3%
Married with children 21.2% 23.5% 15.7% 18.9%
Single parent 12.0% 14.7% 5.0% 11.0%

Notes: Gender gaps are calculated as 1 minus the ratio of women’s hours to men’s hours. All race- and ethnicity-specific gender gaps are relative to men of the same race/ethnicity. “Children” refers to a person’s own children under the age of 18 who live in the household.

Source: Authors’ analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata

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