More than ever, women are out-earning their laid-off "house-husbands"

Read More Than Ever, Women Are Out-Earning Their Laid-Off "House-Husbands"

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There's still a gender gap when it comes to income between men and women, but it continues to shrink year over year, and the recent "mancession" (the hard fall in areas typically associated with male skills) has only shrunk the difference.

Thus it's not a surprise that a new report from Pew on the New Economics of Marriage (via Economix) shows that more and more, women are the top breadwinners at home.

In addition, the institution of marriage has changed significantly in the last few decades, beyond just changes in breadwinners. For example: fewer and fewer adults are getting married.

Now, see how marriage has changed -- >


The number of husbands whose wives make more than them has jumped 5x.

The number of husbands whose wives make more than them has jumped 5xThe number of husbands whose wives make more than them has jumped 5x
Source: Pew: The New Economics Of Marriage

Among married adults, more and more women have more education.


Among married adults, more and more women have more education.Among married adults, more and more women have more education.

Source: Pew: The New Economics Of Marriage


The number of married families where women out-earn men has soared.


The number of married families where women out-earn men has soared.The number of married families where women out-earn men has soared.

Source: Catherine Rempell, The New York Times


Incomes have soared for women compared to men. Look at what's happened to men who don't have a degree.

Incomes have soared for women compared to men. Look at what'a happened to men who don't have a degree.Incomes have soared for women compared to men. Look at what'a happened to men who don't … Source: Pew: The New Economics Of Marriage




Read the rest: see how marriage has changed -- >