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Table 6 Dual-earner wives' contributions to paid hours and earnings

  Secondary1 Equal2 Primary3
%
1997
Weekly hours 35 60 5
Hourly earnings 53 33 14
Weekly earnings 63 26 11
2008
Weekly hours 30 65 5
Hourly earnings 49 334 18
Weekly earnings 57 27 15
1. Less than 45% of family total.
2. 45% to 55% of family total.
3. More than 55% of family total.
4. Only category not statistically significant from 1997 at the 0.05 level.
Note: Both spouses with paid jobs.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.