The Practicing Parent: Primary caregiver becomes primary breadwinner
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:41:06 GMT —
There's a growing trend in the United States and it may ring true for many families. Some primary caregivers are becoming primary breadwinners, that's according to a 2013 Pew research study.
The study says American women are now the top breadwinners in almost half of households with children. It found in 4 out of 10 families with children, the woman is the sole or primary breadwinner.
Plus, a new study by Working Mother Media has results about how women feel about it. It says the majority of women are still reluctant - and be happy - in this role.
Researchers found that only 29% of mothers said they wanted the role of primary breadwinner. 71% of women said they fell into the role by circumstance.
The women who actively chose to become the primary earner of the family, were more satisfied than those who didn't make the choice themselves.
Experts say these numbers reflect the pull that women still feel from the traditional roles of society.
Read more on the study here.