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Pew Report: 'Breadwinner Moms' Hit All-time High
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:23:41 AM »
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Pew Report: 'Breadwinner Moms' Hit All-time High
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 08:32 AM

By: Melanie Batley

Nearly 40 percent of families with children under the age of 18 are now headed by women who are the sole or primary breadwinners, a new report has found. But Americans remain divided about whether mothers should be working outside of the home.

According to the Pew Research Center study released Wednesday which analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, "breadwinner moms" are made up of two different groups: 37 percent are married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands, while 63 percent are single mothers.

In 15 percent of families with two parents at home, moms now make more than dads, the report said. In 1960 that figure stood at just 4 percent.

"The decade of the 2000s witnessed the most rapid change in the percentage of married mothers earning more than their husbands of any decade since 1960," Philip Cohen, a University of Maryland sociologist told The Washington Post.

"This reflects the larger job losses experienced by men at the beginning of the Great Recession. Also, some women decided to work more hours or seek better jobs in response to their husbands' job loss, potential loss or declining wages."

But despite the larger role women have as providers, the report also shows that Americans are still uneasy about mothers working outside the home. In the report's public opinion survey of 1,003 adults conducted April 25 to 28, almost 75 percent of those surveyed say working outside the home make raising children harder for mothers, and half of respondents think it could be bad for marriages.

"The public is really of two minds," said Kim Parker, one of the report's authors, according to the Post. Traditional gender roles, she said, "are a deeply ingrained set of beliefs. It will take awhile for those views to catch-up with the reality of the way people are living today."


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Re: Pew Report: 'Breadwinner Moms' Hit All-time High
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:38:11 AM »
These numbers are skewed.....as almost 40% of household don't even have an adult male living there.
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Re: Pew Report: 'Breadwinner Moms' Hit All-time High
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:42:15 AM »
"The public is really of two minds," said Kim Parker, one of the report's authors, according to the Post. Traditional gender roles, she said, "are a deeply ingrained set of beliefs. It will take awhile for those views to catch-up with the reality of the way people are living today."

Translation: The left's plans are working well, but people are stubborn. But, with complete control of the educational system, we'll eliminate those evil traditional beliefs in short order.


The left is winning. Families headed by women are a socialist's dream. The entire unit will be molded into good citizens who know that the State is the only father they need.

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Re: Pew Report: 'Breadwinner Moms' Hit All-time High
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 10:47:28 PM »
Geez.  People are wary of mothers working outside the home?  Get real.  Also, if you read the question they asked carefully you can tell that the answers are being spun for some ulterior motive because when read carefully it simply suggests that people recognize that you have to think carefully where your children are concerned, and that goes for fathers as well as for mothers.  There are lies, there are damned lies, and then there are statistics.


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