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ERIC Number: ED508209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Time to Work or Time to Play: The Effect of Student Employment on Homework, Housework, Screen Time, and Sleep. Working Paper 423
Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie; Pabilonia, Sabrina Wulff
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Recent research suggests that working while in high school reduces the amount of time students spend doing homework. However, an additional hour of work leads to a reduction in homework by much less than one hour, suggesting a reduction in other activities. This paper uses data from the 2003-2007 American Time Use Surveys (ATUS) to investigate the effects of market work on the time students spend on homework, sleeping, household work, and screen time. Results show that an increase in paid work reduces time spent in all of these activities by 84%, with the largest effect found for screen time. Data Appendix is included. (Contains 9 tables and 8 footnotes.)
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Division of Information Services, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE Room 2860, Washington, DC 20212. Tel: 202-691-5200; Fax: 202-691-7890; e-mail: blsdata_staff@bls.gov; Web site: http://www.bls.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)