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FAMILY INCOME: Slow Growth, Rising Inequality

Whyhaveincometrendscontinuedtobesonegativeinthe1990s?Along

withoverallslowgrowth,theprimaryreasonisthecontinuingwagedeteriora-

tionamongmiddle-andlow-wageearners,nowjoinedbywhite-collarandeven

somegroupsofcollege-educatedworkers.Anotherkeyfactorinunderstanding recentincometrendsisthecontributionofworkingwives.