Families where mother is main earner ‘more stable’
Families in which the female partner earns more than her partner can be less likely to split than those where mothers earn less, according to a new study. In a challenge to traditional ideas, a survey of almost 4,000 couples in the UK found families where women earned the higher salary were no less stable; in fact, for families with young children those with female higher earners were between 60 and 80% less likely to break up. Dr Shireen Kanji is a sociologist from Leicester University and co-authored the paper.
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