Dual Earner Families

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  • Dual-earner Families
    • Decline in fertility rates have encouraged the decline of the full-time mother
    • Couples combine paid work with family life and childcare
      • Over 60% of couples now combine both
    • Decision to have a child once careers are established
      • Couples can probably afford childcare such as nannies and private nurseries
      • Partly responsible for the doubling in the number of women aged 40 years and over having babies in the last 20 years
    • Composed of the husband who earns the major share of the family income
      • The female works part time
        • Major responsibility for childcare and upkeep of the home
          • Triple Shift

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