From a quarter to a third: married women’s income share increase over 50 years.

As alluded to in a previous post, married families had a median income of about 80k in 2019 dollars.  Married women contributed about 25% to that median or about 20k.

Fifty years later married families have a median income of about 90k in 2019 dollars, or about a 10% increase.  Married women now contribute about 36% to that median or about 33k.

1970: Median husband made 60k, median wife made 20k.

2020: Median husband makes 57k, median wife makes 33k.