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  African Americans
  Women
  Standard of Living
  Baby Boom
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  Professional Women
  Social Disruptions
  Inflation
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Recent Social Trends

An interesting feature of the information in Recent Social Trends was the extent to which it anticipated the trends that would be very important in the future. 

Divorce rate

By 1933, social scientists were already alarmed by the rising divorce rate, which would rise much further in the following decades. They were also intrigued by the increasing proportion of married women in the paid labor force, which had doubled from 1900 to 1930. This trend would also continue until the end of the twentieth century.

Employed married women

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