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Parents can face different constraints on their time during school vacations than during the school year. Although different schools follow different calendars, summer months are frequently a time when children are not in school. Using data from the American Time Use Survey, this Spotlight on Statistics looks at differences in time use between the summer and the school year among parents of school-age children.


Suggested Citation
Weber Handwerker, E., & Mason, L. (2017). BLS spotlight on statistics: Differences In parents’ time use between the summer and the school year. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.