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December 1983

Trends in employment and unemployment in families

Deborah P. Klein

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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