The pay gap between men and women has been a subject of debate for decades. But a new survey reveals a clue to the discrepancy: the number of hours worked by men with full-time jobs versus women in full-time positions.
On average, men log 8.46 hours a day versus the 7.87 hours worked by women, according to a recent Labor Department American Time Use Survey.
However, that difference is flipped when it comes to part-time gigs. In those positions, women work 5.29 hours per day compared with men, who put in 5.16 hours.
The study also reported a difference in working days among people with different education levels.
High school grads with no college degrees, for example, worked 7.97 hours a day, beating out the workdays of people who went to college or never graduated from high school. Those who hold bachelor's degrees or higher enjoyed the shortest days, at 7.57 hours.