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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'd like to see a little evidence that women are paid less for doing the same job as men "on average."
    That's true (last I saw a study), and there's the glass ceiling.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Not meant to. But it is a stark reality, and perhaps one of the most difficult problems to solve in our society. Kids need fathers in their lives, and more specifically, they need those fathers at home with mom. It makes an enormous difference in what becomes of those kids, with very few exceptions.

    There was a statistic here in Dallas. Four out of every five black children born here do not have a father listed on the birth certificate. Incomprehensible to me.

    But this thread wasn't meant to be about that. Perhaps I should have left it out, but it's something that I find really sad and discouraging.
    It is sad and discouraging. Our inner-city poor (black/white, doesn't make a lot of difference) are family-berift. Women picking gang-bangers to have children with, not caring if they have jobs, not even wanting a partner, babies by various babies' daddies. These women are idiots.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Sure, he does--and he's speaking to practical facts.
    So the only thing women should think about is finding a man to provide and protect them and start producing babies?
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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Math and science present a clear trend. Women should be 5/10, as they have gone from 1/10 to 4/10 over the last 50 years. Your personal opinions about women cannot stand in the face of real world statistics and empirical evidence.
    They went from 1/10 to 4/10 because of the dramatic increase in single mothers. If those 63 percent weren't unmarried mothers, that 4/10 would drop considerably.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    They went from 1/10 to 4/10 because of the dramatic increase in single mothers. If those 63 percent weren't unmarried mothers, that 4/10 would drop considerably.
    How can single mothers be the "top earner" in a household, wouldn't they be the "only earner"?


    The findings by the Pew Research Center, released Wednesday, highlight the growing influence of "breadwinner moms" who keep their families afloat financially. While most are headed by single mothers, a growing number are families with married mothers who bring in more income than their husbands.
    It seems that two stats are mixed.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So the only thing women should think about is finding a man to provide and protect them and start producing babies?
    Not what I wrote at all. Not by a long shot. It's about choosing who you have children with if you have them.

    Read the article.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's true (last I saw a study), and there's the glass ceiling.
    I'm extremely familiar with both the "glass ceiling" and the "mommy track," and this is why I asked.

    Take your line of work, for example. Do female teachers/profs earn less on average than men? (I've never checked and don't know.) Does a male Taco Bell manager earn more than a female manager?

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This is universal to any time.
    No it is not... it so far from reality in the 21st century as it can be. Women have rights now days... and can think for themselves. They are not the slaves of men.

    Who you decide to have children with has a great deal to do with what the rest of your life will be. How can you possibly argue with that?
    Well that implies that you have to have children..... this is the 21st century and women are not slaves of men in the western world. They dont HAVE to have children like in the "good old days".
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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    How can single mothers be the "higher earner" in a household?
    That's the point of the article. In a single-parent household, obviously that parent is the high earner, and when 63 percent of that 4/10 is made up of single mothers.......well, that's the reason for the 4/10.

    The article didn't state what the percentage was in married families with two earners.

    EDIT: Actually it did, the mother is the breadwinner in 15 percent of married couples.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Not what I wrote at all. Not by a long shot. It's about choosing who you have children with if you have them.

    Read the article.
    I have and it shows that times are changing... I would say for the better. I would rather have a single mom/dad that is loving and caring than live in a house with a mother and father who cant stand each other but are forced by social norms to stay together to raise children that also were most likely forced on them by social pressures from family.

    Who you have children with should always be based on love, not social pressure and no being married is in no way a requirement.
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