Wives' Earnings Keep Gaining On Husbands

With men getting the brunt of the Great Recession, it's not inconceivable that a lot of women are earning more money than their husbands these days. CNN Money reported that nearly 25 percent of men have wives who make more money than they do, compared to 4 percent in 1970, according to a report created by the Pew Research Center. Aside from lay-offs the increase in female breadwinners can be attributed to the decline in marriage rates and varying income-inflation rates for men and women. Here are some more stats that point to the continuation of this trend in increased earnings for women


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