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A Lighter Workload During College Years

Created on July 19, 2016

A Lighter Workload During College Years


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Read the original report, "Big Debt, Little Study: What Taxpayers Should Know About College Students’ Time Use," by Lindsey Burke, Jamie Bryan Hall, and Mary Clare Reim.

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On average, 19-year-olds spend 26 hours a week on education and work, far fewer than 17-year-olds. Only individuals aged 59 and older spend less time on education and work

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “American Time Use Survey—Multi-Year Microdata Files,” http://www.bls.gov/ tus/datafiles_0314.htm (accessed June 24, 2016).

CHART 3 • IB 4589

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