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Percent of wives who earn more than their husbands in the U.S. 1990-2012

The statistic shows the percentage of wives who earn more than their husbands in married couple households in the United States from 1990 to 2012. In 2012, 29 percent of family households in which both wives and husbands have earnings, the wife had a higher income than her husband.

Percent of wives who earn more than their husbands in married couple households* in the United States from 1990 to 2012

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Source

Release date

April 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2012

Supplementary notes

* Families in which both wives and husbands have earnings; excludes families in which husband had no earnings from work.

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