4 In 10 U.S. Households Headed By Female Breadwinners

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According to U.S. Census data, women are now the sole or primary income-earners in 40 percent of American households with children below the age of 18, which is up from 11 percent in 1960. What do you think?

“Sure. But I still decide what movie we go see on Friday night.”

Tripp Sandin • Police Commissioner

“I just wish my old lady would stop mentioning her salary during lovemaking.”

Larry Horneff • Extruder Operator


“All my lazy wife does is sit around the house being eight-and-a-half months pregnant.”

Bob Guiry • Dried Fruit Washer