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Annual hours worked by married men and women age 25–54 with children, by income group, selected years, 1979–2010

Change
1979 1989 2000 2007 2010 1979–2007 2007–2010
Married women
Bottom fifth 504 686 740 650 555 28.9% -14.7%
Second fifth 733 1,006 1,186 1,160 1,101 58.2 -5.1
Middle fifth 891 1,228 1,401 1,413 1,382 58.5 -2.2
Fourth fifth 1,095 1,325 1,458 1,462 1,496 33.6 2.3
80th–<95th percentile 853 1,152 1,085 1,374 1,437 61.1 4.6
Top 5 percent 1,156 1,401 1,540 1,552 1,513 34.2 -2.5
Married men
Bottom fifth 1,708 1,694 1,784 1,702 1,413 -0.4% -17.0%
Second fifth 2,057 2,129 2,118 2,092 1,912 1.7 -8.6
Middle fifth 2,145 2,185 2,224 2,200 2,082 2.6 -5.4
Fourth fifth 2,190 2,247 2,300 2,258 2,212 3.1 -2.0
80th–<95th percentile 2,421 2,469 2,498 2,426 2,392 0.2 -1.4
Top 5 percent 2,260 2,337 2,359 2,325 2,279 2.8 -2.0
Combined
Bottom fifth 2,213 2,380 2,525 2,352 1,967 6.3% -16.4%
Second fifth 2,790 3,135 3,304 3,252 3,013 16.5 -7.3
Middle fifth 3,036 3,412 3,625 3,613 3,464 19.0 -4.1
Fourth fifth 3,284 3,571 3,758 3,720 3,708 13.3 -0.3
80th–<95th percentile 3,274 3,621 3,583 3,800 3,828 16.1 0.7
Top 5 percent 3,416 3,738 3,899 3,876 3,792 13.5 -2.2

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

Updated May 22, 2012

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Underlying data are from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata; see Appendix A for details.

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