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December 1983, Vol. 106, No. 12
Most women who maintain families
receive poor labor market returns
Beverly L. Johnson
Social science research analyst, Division of Employment and Unemployment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Senior economist, Division of Employment and Unemployment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The majority of these women have a strong commitment to the labor force, but have lower average educational attainment and earnings, bringing them closer to poverty with each additional child.
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