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Employment in families with children in 2016 


April 27, 2017
In 2016, 34.2 million families included children under age 18, about two-fifths of all families. Among married-couple families with children, 96.8 percent had at least one employed parent, and 61.1 percent had both parents employed. Married-couple families whose youngest child was 6 to 17 years old were more likely to have both parents employed (64.7 percent) than families in which the youngest child was under 6 years old (56.3 percent). Full Text »
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How do United States consumer expenditures compare with the United Kingdom and Japan?

In 2014, U.S. consumers spent almost 19 percent of every dollar on transportation, which is 87 percent higher than what Japan spent. U.S. households also spent about 9 percent on out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, which was 5 times higher than the U.K. Expenditure shares are the percentages of total expenditures allotted to each spending category. Japan’s share of food expenditures was the highest among the other two countries.
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