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Finding the Time: Challenges Facing Working Families Heather Boushey Center for Economic and Policy Research 16 June 2006.

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1 Finding the Time: Challenges Facing Working Families Heather Boushey Center for Economic and Policy Research 16 June 2006

2 Figure 1. Labor supply of men and women, age 20 and over

3 Figure 2. Annual hours of work in married families in middle fifth of income distribution, 1979 & 2000 Source: Mishel, Bernstein, and Allegretto, 2004.

4 Figure 3. Growth in inflation-adjusted family income Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Historical Income Tables, Tables F1 & F5

5 Figure 4. Percent change in income without wives earnings, Source: Mishel, Bernstein, and Allegretto, 2004.

6 Figure 5. The two-income trap Source: Warren and Tyagi, The Two-Income Trap, p. 51.

7 Figure 6. The effect of children on womens employment is not increasing Source: Boushey, Notes: Sample is women aged 25 to 45.


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