July 23 2013
Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend
According to a Pew Research Center report released in May women are now the primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. households with children under eighteen. Sparking much debate, the trend is in part the result of the explosions of single-mother households, but also the growth of married women out-earning their husbands.
Independent Women's Forum and The Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion to take a substantive look at the rise of U.S. women as the sole or primary earners for their families. The panel weighed in on whether this is good news or bad news for women, how this development affects men, and how this trend influences the conversation about the wage gap.
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Executive Director of Independent Women's Forum and co-author of Liberty is No War on Women
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