The new rules of economic life drive America's future. The two-earner family is more important to predictions about what will happen to the baby boom than any other factor except the inevitable, inexorable aging of the generation. The two-earner family shapes the baby boom's work life, its home life, and even its psychological well-being.
The more money a wife makes relative to her husband, the more housework her husband does. As women take on the responsibilities of providing for their families, men shoulder more responsibilities at home. This is a fact of baby-boom life, yet both men and