This month we explore the trends in earnings and employment for America families, looking both at two-parent and single-parent families. Indeed, the question about how men or women are doing separately may not capture how the average family is doing. To help tell the full story we examined the earnings for households with children during the past thirty five years.Will the Brookings fellows connect the dots?
The numbers suggest that the typical American family is earning more, but almost entirely because parents are working more—not because they are earning more per hour. This is one more indicator that, even before the recession, the labor market was presenting challenges for many American families.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Brookings: American Families Are Working Harder than Ever
The Great Recession May Be Over, but American Families Are Working Harder than Ever by Michael Greenstone, Director, The Hamilton Project and Adam Looney, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
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