According to "Just why do wives work?" (Economic Trends, June 15), women work to compensate for their husbands' drop in income. Only a small percentage of women are trying to make up for their husbands' lack of income. It has more to do the higher rate of college graduates now. Jobs that men once dominated now appeal to women with higher education.

Evelyn C. Maximo

Camarillo, Calif.

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