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February 1989, Vol. 112, No. 2
Families of working wives spending more on services and nondurables
Eva Jacobs and others
Project director (retired), Economist, Division of Development in Labor-Management Relations, Bureau of Labor Statistics
When a wife becomes a second earner, husband-wife families spend more on work-related and timesaving item such as child care and food away from home, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey. This article examines spending patterns of dual-earner families.
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