gender roles

Recession Swells the Ranks of Breadwinner Wives

For married couples of opposite genders, the downturn's inordinate impact on men has resulted in an increasing number of wives becoming the primary breadwinner or returning to the labor market. Surprisingly, many men don't mind at all.

The Great Recession Is Hitting Men Harder

Numbers show that men have borne the brunt of layoffs, in turn boosting the percentage of women in the workforce. Having made steady gains in employment since the 1970s, women now stand to overtake men as the majority of the labor pool.