Women are the #1 Bread Winners?

Men are having a hard time on the job market and it’s showing.  Women are moving and shaking at a much faster rate and the newest study may have some men getting ready to be the new housew…I mean househusbands.

A survey by Prudential Financial revealed that 53 percent of women provide the main source of income to their households.   But don’t worry, the survey didn’t find that men are getting lazy, it found that men are “losing jobs during the financial crisis, divorce or deciding to marry later.”

The survey also found that 22 percent of women that are married or living with a partner are the primary breadwinners. When race was assessed, African American women ran a close second to Asian-American at 31 percent to their 33 percent.  And white women keeping the 1950s housewife title at 19 percent, according to Yahoo! News:

“This new data shows that consistent with demographic trends and reflecting the impact of the financial crisis, the majority of women today are financially responsible for generating their own and their families’ income,” said Susan Blount, senior vice president and general counsel for Prudential Financial. “The study shows that with women in more control than ever of their finances, they face significant challenges when it comes to financial decision making, and admit to a lack of knowledge about financial solutions that can help them.”

Interesting information.  I wonder how this will affect the  Think Like A Man sequel.  Read more here.

2 thoughts on “Women are the #1 Bread Winners?”

  1. A lot of the things you say is supprisingly legitimate and that makes me wonder why I had not looked at this in this light previously. This particular piece really did switch the light on for me as far as this specific topic goes.

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