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AN OVERVIEW OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL,
AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
AFFECTING THE US LABOR MARKET

Robert I. Lerman
Stefanie R. Schmidt
The Urban Institute

Table 3: Percent of Women in the Labor Force in Various Types of Families: Second Quarter of 1998

Living Arrangements
Percent of female labor force

Own children under age 18 40.0
Own children under age 6 16.4
Own children under age 3 9.1
Married, spouse present with children under age 18 28.1
Divorced, seperated or widowed and own children under 18 7.2
Never married and own children under 18 4.7

Living Arrangements
Percent of female full-time workers

Own children under age 18 39.6
Own children under age 6 15.1
Own children under age 38 8.1
Married, spouse present with children under age 18 27.2
Divorced, seperated or widowed and own children under 18 8.1
Never married and own children under 18 4.3

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