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By Sheila Hardy

A nostalgic, humorous examine what it was once fairly prefer to be a Fifties housewife throughout the tales of these who were

Being a housewife within the Nineteen Fifties used to be particularly a unique adventure from this day. After the independence of the wartime years, girls now needed to depart their jobs once they married and aid their husband by way of making a spotless domestic, scrumptious food, and an inviting bed room. From inventive cleansing counsel and ration-book recipes to domestic decor suggestion, the homemaking tools of the Fifties which are amassed right here provide an unique and poignant perception into the lives of Nineteen Fifties ladies. This publication additionally deals heartwarming own anecdotes from ladies who launched into married existence in this attention-grabbing postwar interval, supplying a visit down reminiscence lane for any spouse or baby of the Fifties.

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Of course the system simultaneously has created a disincentive to remain a single earner couple. These incentives created by the introduction of separate taxation of spouses in 1971 have been reinforced over time. Sweden has had considerable inflation in the period since 1971 and one of the effects has been to push up also ordinary earnings into the higher marginal tax brackets. The incentives also for the industrial blue collar worker to encourage his wife to participate in the labor market and add low taxed earnings to the family income therefore has increased over time.

This augmentation applies to Swedish, German and Dutch wives, as shown in Table 6 A, B, C. The reason is the high degree of progressivity in combination with complete separate taxation we dish tax system. The woman's smaller of earnings in the earnings, because of lower wage and parttime work, are therefore taxed at a considerably lower average tax than the higher earnings of the fulltime working men02). The Swedish tax system has thus been very effective in creating incentives for the Swedes to be dual earner couples.

0 Sources: SOS Befolkningsforandringar del 3. 2 lanen m. (Population Statistisches Bundesambt, Fachserie 1, Bevolkerung und Erwerbstatigkeit, Reihe 2, Bevolkerungsbewegung, Federal Republic of Germany. S. Statistisch Zakboek, 75 jaar Statistiek van Nederland. 2 Marriase and divorce Year FRG Sources: Divorces per 1000 of married women Marriages per 1000 of population SWE FRG NETH SWE NETH S t a t s t i s c h e s J a h r b u c h a n n u a l from F e d e r a l R e p u b l i c o f Germany. SOS B e f o l k n i n g s f o r a n d r i n g a r c h a n g e s ) , S t a t i s t i c s Sweden.

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