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 Subject: Percentage of all married families in the US with only 1 income Category: Science > Social Sciences Asked by: chemstudent3625-ga List Price: \$3.00 Posted: 13 Nov 2006 15:29 PST Expires: 13 Dec 2006 15:29 PST Question ID: 782488
 I'm trying to find data to answer "What is the percentage of all married families in the US with only 1 income (either husband or wife). I thought I saw somewhere that it is 50 percent and I can't find where I read that.
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 Subject: Re: Percentage of all married families in the US with only 1 income Answered By: scriptor-ga on 13 Nov 2006 16:12 PST Rated:
 Dear chemstudent3625, The most current official statistics I found were published in 2005 and relate to the year 2003. The figures are as follows: Total number of married-couple families.......... 57,767,000 (100%) Married-couple families with no earners.......... 8,843,000 (13.9%) Married-couple families with one earner.......... 14,051,000 (24.3%) Married-couple families with two or more earners. 35,673,000 (61.8%) In 10,469,000 (18.1%) of all married-couple families, the husband is the only earner In 3,026,000 (5.2%) of all married-couple families, the wife is the only earner. In 557,000 (1.9%) of all married-couple families, another family member is the only earner. Hope this answers your question! Regards, Scriptor Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Married-couple families by number and relationship of earners, 1967-2003 (PDF file) http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-table23-2005.pdf U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Women in the Labor Force - A Databook http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook2005.htm
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 Subject: Re: Percentage of all married families in the US with only 1 income From: irishhoney-ga on 14 Nov 2006 07:21 PST
 how is there people who make no money?!?! Is it mostly elderly/retired people?
 Subject: Re: Percentage of all married families in the US with only 1 income From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 14 Nov 2006 07:32 PST
 Yes, those non-earners would mostly be retired... also people between jobs (the 4.4% unemployment rate we have) and the select few, the proud, the married people who live at one of their parent's houses and don't contribute a dime to living expenses.
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