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Mothers the breadwinners in 4 in 10 homes

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AP: America's working mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of households with children, up from 11% in 1960.

Demographers say the change is all but irreversible and is likely to bring added attention to child-care policies as well as government safety nets for vulnerable families. Still, the general public is not at all sure that having more working mothers is a good thing.

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0 #1 Single Mother BreadwinnerGuest 2013-05-30 04:39:38
I was raised by a single father, and I later became a single parent. I received public benefits, but I always made sure to pay back every dime, thru hard work. Fast forward to 2013, and my adult child, earns more money than I do. I am so proud. I managed to raise a successful child, despite being a single parent. Perhaps my story is an exception to the norm, but I believe that with some gentle encouragement, practical assistance, and good examples to follow, as opposed to shaming, many single parents can be successful. Perhaps the ideal situation is for every child to have two parents, but in our society, that is not really possible anymore. Let's be real. Our economy will never be the same as it was in the pie-in-the-sky 1950's. Never again.
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