Betty on the News: Rising Number of Women Earning More Than Their Men
Experts suspect the economic recession has turned more women into breadwinners.
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)