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Social Security is overly generous to one-earner families and penalizes two-earner families. I reached this conclusion based on the information I learned from the book. When Social Security first started in the s, one-earner families were the norm.
Husband worked; wife stayed at home.
Now, two-earner families are the norm: They are still operating in the world as if one-earner families are the norm. Couple One is the traditional one-earner family. They both reached their full retirement age at 66 this year. Couple Two is the now-usual two-earner family. Both worked full time.
Husband earned a little more due to gender wage gap; wife earned a little less. They also both reached their full retirement age at 66 this year.
When we add the income from both husband and wife, Couple One and Couple Two had identical income: When they filed their taxes jointly, both couples paid the same amount of income taxes.
Although both couples had identical income before and after taxes, Couple One had a better life. Their children had better grades because mom had more time to help.
They ate more healthily and their homes were better taken care of because the wife had more time at home.
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Even Social Security treats Couple One better when they reached retirement age. The gap only grows larger after one spouse dies.May 30, · Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family, The median family income for single mothers — .
Disposable income is an important measure of household financial resources. For example, consider a family with a household income of $,, and the family has an effective income tax rate of.
A record 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S.
Census Bureau. The share was just 11% in Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World.
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The following table provides median family income data reproduced in a format designed for ease of use in completing Bankruptcy Forms 22A and 22C. The State Median Family Income by Family Size data is available for download in MS Excel format. I'm a fifty-something year old wife, mom to 2 grown kids, and the sole income earner.
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