Women account for all of the increase in prime-age adults' annual work hours from 1979 to 2016: Average annual hours worked, and changes in hours worked, weeks worked, and weekly hours, adults ages 25–54, 1979–2016
|Average annual hours||Percent change, 1979–2016|
|1979||2016||Annual hours||Weeks worked||Weekly hours|
|All prime-age adults (includes nonearners)|
|Prime-age earners only|
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Note: Nonearners are those who reported that they did not work any hours or earn any wages over the course of an entire year.
Source: Authors’ analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata