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Mothers and Families

Note: This section presents information on selected characteristics for mothers and families. Information includes data on labor force participation, unemployment, occupations, family type and earnings. Data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.

 

 

 

Labor force participation

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Labor force participation rates, 2013 annual averages

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Labor force partipation rates 1975-2013

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Labor force participation rate of mothers by age of youngest child,  2013 annual averages

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Labor force participation rate of mothers by marital status and age of children

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Unemployment

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Unemployment rates, 2013 annual averages

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Unemployment rates of mothers by age of youngest child, 2013 annual averages

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Unemployment rate of mothers by marital status and age of children

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Occupations

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Percent distribution of employed persons with children under 18 by intermediate occupation, 2013 annual averages

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Family type

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Type of families with children under 18, 2013 annual averages

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Percent of employed parents by age of youngest child and family type, 2013 annual averages

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Married-couple families by employment status of parents and age of youngest child, 2013 annual averages

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Earnings

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Median usual weekly earnings by sex, marital status, and presence and age of children, 2013 annual averages

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Percent of wives who earn more than their husbands, 1987 and 2012

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Contribution of wives' earnings to family income (median percent),  1970-2012 annual averages

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