Mothers the breadwinners in 4 in 10 homes


AP: America’s working mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of households with children, up from 11% in 1960.

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AP: America’s working mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of households with children, up from 11% in 1960.

Demographers say the change is all but irreversible and is likely to bring added attention to child-care policies as well as government safety nets for vulnerable families. Still, the general public is not at all sure that having more working mothers is a good thing.

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