Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More women are sole wage earners--but housework beckons


Mothers who are also sole support of their families rose to an all-time high last year.

More stay-at-home dads, too.

One researcher said women are really stepping in and helping the family financially. I’ll say, guy!

In fact, a Pew poll showed now—for the first time—men as a group benefit more financially from marriage than women.

This may be because the male-oriented sectors such as construction and manufacturing have been hard hit.

But—researchers wonder—are dads at home picking up more the child care and house chores?

One researcher said gender roles are “more flexible.” Yeah—but not reversed, I guess.

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