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Publication Date: November 2004

Publisher(s): Public Policy Institute of California

Author(s): Deborah Reed

Funder(s): Public Policy Institute of California

Funder(s): Public Policy Institute of California

Series: California Counts: Population Trends and Profiles v.6 no.2

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Type: Report

Coverage: California


Explores trends in the work participation, earnings, and occupations of California women. Finds that while less than half of California's working-age women were in the labor market in the late 1960s, over 70 percent are working today. Their annual incomes are about 75 percent higher than in the late 1960s because they are working more hours, earning more per hour, and entering higher-paying occupations. The salaries of married women have been the main source of growth in family income over the past 20 years.