More women now breadwinners for families
The Boston Globe - 02/19/2013
More educated men, on the other hand, tend to marry educated women, and these couples’ earnings took less of a beating during the downturn, further widening gap between the highest and lowest incomes, said Andrew Sum, director of Northeastern University’s Center for Labor Market Studies.
“At the bottom, women’s share is going up largely because men’s earning are going down,” he said. “At the top, wives are both working more and earning more relative to their husbands, but their husbands’ earnings are not declining.”