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December 1983, Vol. 106, No. 12
Labor force statistics
from a family perspective
Economist, Division of Industry Productivity Studies, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Senior economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Over time, the family unit has become a major focus for policy planning, program evaluation, and research; two data series, which are now part of the regular CPS, more quickly capture the effects of the business cycle on the employment and earnings of family members.
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