Percentage of U.S. parents who work based on household income 2012

This statistic shows the percentage of parents in the United States who are working, based on household income in 2012. Parents are defined as woman or man with child under age 18 in the home. 77 percent of mothers who live in a household with an annual income of 90,000 U.S. dollars or more are working.

Percentage of U.S. parents* who are working in 2012, by household income

Household income in U.S. dollarsMothersFathers
90,000 or more77%94%
60,000 to 89,99976%91%
24,999 to 59,99967%85%
Less than 24,00045%64%
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Source

Release date

April 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January 2 to March 31, 2012

Number of respondents

88,909 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The source defines parents as "woman or man with child under age 18 in the home".

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