If you were married in the 1950s the dynamic was simple.
But that dynamic has been changing.
A recent USA Today analysis of Census Bureau data reveals an interesting change in the traditional roles of men and women.
Today, when one spouse works and the other stays home:
When the Census Bureau started tracking this data in 1976, that number was just 6%
In addition, when BOTH spouses work:
That means, in more than 12 million families, it’s the wife who is earning more than her husband.
And here’s an interesting fact:
According to U.S. Census Bureau, the Pew Research Center and the Education Department reports:
In 2010, women earned:
According to Census data, during the recession:
As a result, more men were forced to stay home and take care of the house and kids while their wives worked.