Abstract

In the second year of the recession, wives' contributions to family earnings leapt again, jumping two percentage points from 45 percent in 2008 to 47 percent in 2009. This rise marks the largest single-year increase in 15 years. This is not due to an increase in their earnings but rather to a decrease in husband’s employment, as the economy disproportionately shed male-dominated jobs during the recession.

Publication Date

10-4-2010

Series

National Fact Sheet No. 20

Publisher

Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.34051/p/2020.121

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright 2010. The Carsey Institute. These materials may be used for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. For all other uses, contact the copyright holder.

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