The Two-Earner Family Is In Decline

Here’s an interesting chart that has nothing whatsoever to do with COVID-19:

The peak of the two-earner family came in the late 1990s and has been declining ever since. Interestingly, it’s been replaced about equally between husband-only and wife-only earners. I would love to see this chart broken out by income level.

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