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  Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century
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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 5: Annual Work Hours of Husbands and Wives with at Least One Child

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours Bottom Fifth
1979 1678 1989 1706 1994 1607

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours Second Fifth
1979
2074 1989 2138 1994 2145

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours Middle Fifth
1979
2155 1989 2212 1994 2257

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours Fourth Fifth
1979
2226 1989 2274 1994 2340

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours 80-95 percentile
1979
2300 1989 2364 1994 2387

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours Top 5 percent
1979
2074 1989 2254 1994 2615

Percentile of Husbands' Work Hours Entire Sample
1979
2096 1989 2148 1994 2159


Percentile of Wives' Work Hours Bottom Fifth
1979 478 1989 653 1994 634

Percentile of Wives' Work Hours Second Fifth
1979
773 1989 1009 1994 1062

Percentile of Wives' Work Hours Middle Fifth
1979
876 1989 1190 1994 1290

Percentile of Wives' Work Hours Fourth Fifth
1979
1086 1989 1332 1994 1419

Percentile of Wives' Work Hours 80-95 percentile
1979
1164 1989 1407 1994 1605

Percentile of Wives' Work Hours Top 5 percent
1979
828 1989 1146 1994 929

Percentile of Wives' Work Hours Entire Sample
1979
581 1989 1105 1994 1168

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