New data from Pew Research Center shows 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 have breadwinning mothers – women who are either the primary or sole breadwinners for their families. I knew we were on the rise, but I didn’t realize just how many primary breadwinner moms there were.
What I think is most interesting about the Pew data is the public opinion about women who work.
According to Pew, “The public remains of two minds about the gains mothers have made in the workplace–most recognize the clear economic benefits to families, but many voice concerns about the toll that having a working mother may take on children or even marriage.”
I will definitely have something to say about this…once I finish the edits to my book about breadwinning women.