May 06, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Share of married-couple families with an employed mother at its lowest, 1994-2010

Percent of families with children under 18 where the mother is employed, by family type, 1994-2010 annual averages
Year Percent of families with children under 18 where the mother is employed, by family type
Married-couple families Families with no spouse present

1994

67.3 61.6

1995

67.6 64.0

1996

68.3 65.9

1997

68.7 69.2

1998

68.1 71.8

1999

68.2 74.6

2000

68.3 75.5

2001

67.5 74.4

2002

66.6 73.4

2003

66.3 71.9

2004

65.8 72.0

2005

66.2 71.2

2006

66.8 72.0

2007

67.1 72.8

2008

67.4 71.4

2009

66.3 67.8

2010

65.4 67.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Share of married-couple families with an employed mother at its lowest, 1994-2010.

 

Percent of families where the mother is employed, by family type and age of youngest child, 1994-2010 annual averages
Year Percent of families where the mother is employed, by family type and age of youngest child
Married-couple families, with youngest child
under age 6
Married-couple families, with youngest child
age 6 to 17, none younger
Families with no spouse present, with youngest child
under age 6
Families with no spouse present, with youngest child
age 6 to 17, none younger

1994

60.4 73.5 49.0 70.8

1995

60.9 73.6 52.5 72.1

1996

61.0 74.6 55.2 73.3

1997

61.4 74.8 60.9 74.9

1998

61.1 74.0 63.6 77.0

1999

60.7 74.6 67.4 79.1

2000

59.9 75.2 69.1 79.6

2001

59.3 74.2 67.4 78.8

2002

57.9 73.6 66.4 77.8

2003

57.6 73.4 63.8 76.9

2004

56.9 73.1 63.8 77.1

2005

58.3 72.5 63.4 76.0

2006

59.5 72.8 64.7 76.5

2007

59.5 73.3 64.7 77.9

2008

59.6 73.6 64.4 76.0

2009

59.1 72.1 60.8 72.6

2010

58.9 70.7 59.6 72.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Share of married-couple families with an employed mother at its lowest, 1994-2010.

 

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