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April 27 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment status of parents, 2011

Families with children by employment status of parents, age of youngest child, and family type, 2011
Family type Families with own children under 18 years Families with own children 6 to 17 years, none younger Families with own children under 6 years

Married-couple families

     

Total

100.0 100.0 100.0

Both parents employed

58.5 62.9 53.0

Mother employed, not father

6.9 7.6 6.1

Father employed, not mother

30.4 25.3 36.7

Neither parent employed

4.2 4.2 4.2

Families maintained by mother

     

Total

100.0 100.0 100.0

Mother employed

65.9 70.9 58.6

Mother not employed

34.1 29.1 41.4

Families maintained by father

     

Total

100.0 100.0 100.0

Father employed

79.6 79.9 79.2

Father not employed

20.4 20.1 20.8

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment status of parents, 2011.

 

 

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