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The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

Recent decades have seen an increase in dualincome households. According to “The 2002 National Study of the Changing Workforce” conducted by the Families and Work Institute, 66 percent of American families were considered dual-earners in 1977. Dual-earners are defined as married couples working as salaried or wage employees. By 2002, the percentage of dual-earner families had risen to 78.

Not only are more of us working, but we are also working longer hours. Combined weekly work hours for dual-earning couples with children rose 10 hours per week during this period, from 81 hours in 1977 to 91 hours in 2002.


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