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Lesson 3. Balancing Home and Office - Pg. 10

10 Chapter 3. Balancing Home and Office In this lesson, you will learn constructive ways to allow work life and family life to peacefully coexist, without sacrificing quality in either area. Two-Income Households In the 1950s and 1960s, there really was no issue of balancing your time between office and home. It was the "Leave It to Beaver" era. Dad went to work; mom took care of the home, took care of the kids, and did the shopping. With the rise of two-income households, that is obviously no longer the case in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the following was true of the 30-year period from 1969 to 1999: · The number of full-time working wives with children at home rose from 17 percent to 39 percent.