Economic Program | Idea Brief
Enjoying Career and Family
In 1970, three out of every five college and graduate degrees were awarded to men. By 2007, three out of five degrees were awarded to women.1 This one fact shows how our workforce has dramatically and permanently changed. With education as the lead indicator, moms with young children used to stay home; now they work. The traditional household had one breadwinner; the new traditional household has two. As people put off marriage until later and life expectancies stretch, many families now raise children, take care of elderly parents, and work two paying jobs. Time to care for children and aging parents is the new scarce resource for families.
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