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Study: Mothers are breadwinners in 40 percent of households with kids

Posted by Kristi Palma  May 29, 2013 09:30 AM

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According to a Pew Research study released today, women are the breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18.

According to the report, 63 percent of those women are single and 37 percent are married mothers who earn more than their husbands.

Read more in this Associated Press story. And read what our parenting blogger Kara Baskin has to say about it in her post on The 24-Hour Workday: "Record number of moms are breadwinners, but at what cost?"


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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.
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