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Return to the Single Worker Household?

Prof. J. Bradford DeLong (University of California, Berkeley) has an interesting graphic, shown below with modifications, on his personal Blog (here).

 

A line has been added to indicate peak employment back in the days when most households had only one wage earner.  Starting in the 1970s dual earner households started to increase.  We have almost gotten back to the employment level that existed when only one family member worked and we were at full employment.

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