“…The majority of American women are now breadwinners in their households, according to a survey conducted by Prudential Financial.
Of the more than 1,400 women surveyed — 40 percent of whom were single or divorced — 53 percent were the breadwinners in their households. Nearly a quarter of married women surveyed said they earned more money than their husbands. (Hat tip: Wall Street Journal)
In the past decade the income gap between women and men has narrowed, a topic that was explored in Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy’s recent book “The Richer Sex,”-
- which forecasted that women are on track to outearn their husbands.
Mundy’s prediction stems from a number of other gender-related shifts that have taken place in recent years:
Colleges are graduating more women than men; -
- women under 30 earn more than their male counterparts in most of America’s largest cities;-
- and women now comprise about half of the workforce…”
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