Betty on the News: Rising Number of Women Earning More Than Their Men

Experts suspect the economic recession has turned more women into breadwinners.

Betty on the News: Rising Number of Women Earning More Than Their Men

Experts suspect the economic recession has turned more women into breadwinners.

-Carolyn French

A woman standing at an ATM machine

Last week BettyConfidential ran a story on women who earn more than their husbands, which is apparently becoming the way of the future.

According to recent data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 25.9 percent of wives were making more than their hubbies in households where both parties work in 2007, which was up from 17.8 percent just two decades prior.

The data showed that among married couples – including those where the man isn’t necessarily employed – 33.5. percent of women were earning more than their spouses.

Now experts are thinking that the recession has boosted the trend, as almost three-quarters of the estimated 7 million people who have lost their jobs have been men. In September alone the unemployment rate for adult males stood at 10.3 percent, compared with 7.8 percent for women.

Do you make more than your hubby? If so, is it an issue? (msnbc.com)

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  1. HairyTony makes less money than Mrs. Tony. Hairy doesn’t mind and is secretly proud of her success. It’s more of a problem for Mrs. Tony, who nostalgically clings to the ideal of being taken care of by her man. Hairy says, well don’t make so much money then. We can always go live in a trailer!

  2. Almost everyone is. Part of HairyTony’s (secret) job description is to keep reminding her of that, because Mrs. Tony is often plagued with self-doubt.
    Stand proud and stay strong, kitty.

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