Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Female Breadwinners Becoming Normal in America
Thanks to Wendy Wang, Kim Parker and Paul Taylor at the Pew Research Center for giving us this report. Here is an excerpt: A record 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The share was just 11% in 1960. These “breadwinner moms” are made up of two very different groups: 5.1 million (37%) are married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands, and 8.6 million (63%) are single mothers. Here is a Marketwatch article about it.