As male employment numbers drop, female breadwinner numbers soar

The World

Since December 2007, seven million jobs have been lost in our country, and the majority of those who’ve lost their jobs have been men. At the same time, females have been returning to the workforce in higher numbers than their male counterparts, and more and more women have taken on the role of primary breadwinner for their families.

Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, shares her research on how this gender disparity in employment numbers affects workers and household economics.

And Ylonda Gault-Caviness, longtime family and parenting journalist for iVillage and Redbook, shares her personal insights and tips for mothers who are being pushed back into the workplace.

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