Women

Pew: Mother Sole Breadwinner in 40 Percent of Households

Official unemployment still north of 7 percent

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According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of households in the United States have mothers as the sole bread earners of the family.

With modern times, women have become more independent and have started taking up jobs outside of handling household activities. A new report released by the Pew Research Center, Wednesday suggests that 40 percent of the U.S. households have mothers as the sole bread earners of the family, indicating that 4 in every 10 households have women as the head of the families.