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Study Shows Women Are The Breadwinners in 40 Percent of U.S. Households

Fellas, the ladies are catching up.  You better step your game up….quickly!

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Check out this article we spotted at The Daily Beast:

Women earn more than men in almost a quarter of U.S. households, a huge leap from 50 years ago, when only a handful of women brought home more income, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of households, compared with just 11 percent in 1960, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by Pew.

That’s both good and bad, depending which part of the ladder you’re on: At the top, educated women are catching up with men in the workforce, but on the bottom rungs are more single moms than ever—most of them living near the poverty line. Continue reading