Census: More women than ever earn more than their husbands
Shana Rose Reporting
More signs of the ever changing American family, as it's exceedingly more common to be a female top earner.
Over a quarter of all women outearn their husband now in homes where both spouses work according to Census Bureau numbers analyzed by USA Today.
That's double the amount from 25 years ago.
How are locals dealing with these socioeconomic changes? One woman told me her marriage ended because she had a powerful position that paid more than her husband was earning. "Women are supposed to stay at home, stay in the kitchen, not really have a job," she said about her ex-husband's beliefs.
But I didn't find one man in the CBD during my informal poll who didn't love the idea of his wife earning more than he did.
And a lot of people told me they're glad there's more equality, as one young girl put it, "They're independent, they can take care of themselves, they don't have to depend on their man."
The data analyzed by USA Today also shows in homes with just one working spouse, nearly a quarter of those have the wife as the sole breadwinner, nearly quadruple the amount from the mid 1970s.