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February 9th, 2008  |  Geschreven in ≈ Terzijdes  |  1 Reactie

Amerikanen zijn goed in het benoemen van dingen.

Robert Reich’s Blog: It’s Not Just the Business Cycle: The fact is, middle-class families have exhausted the coping mechanisms they have used for more than three decades to get by on median wages that are barely higher than they were in 1970, adjusted for inflation. Male wages today are in fact lower than they were then: the income of a young man in his 30s is now 12 per cent below that of a man his age three decades ago. Yet for years now, America’s middle class has lived beyond its pay cheque. Middle-class lifestyles have flourished even though median wages have barely budged. That is now ending. Americans are beginning to feel the consequences.

The first coping mechanism was moving more women into paid work. The percentage of American working mothers with school-age children has almost doubled since 1970 – from 38 per cent to close to 70 per cent. Some parents are now even doing 24-hour shifts, one on child duty while the other works. These families are known as Dins: double income, no sex.

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  1. Inferis zegt:

    February 20th, 2008 om 23:36 (#)

    Het is in ieder geval beter dan “sins”.

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