Family income - 2 vs 1
August 21, 2006 1:05 PM Subscribe
In the U.S., why does a family need two incomes to live at a standard that was previously attainable by one?
posted by horsemuth to Work & Money (104 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
In the united states, prior to 1960 (approx), it seems as though families were able get by well with one income. By "well " I mean that a middle class family could have a couple of kids, a car and a house, with only the father having to work. Obviously, that is not the case anymore. Why is that?