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December 1983, Vol. 106, No. 12
Trends in employment and
unemployment in families
Deborah Pisetzner Klein
Senior economist, Division of Employment and Unemployment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Multiearner families have extra protection against financial reversals, but economic recession tends to erode this cushion; during the most recent downturn, the employment of married women declined less than that of married men who are more likely to work in cyclically sensitive industries.
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