A growing number of moms are making more than their working spouses.
The roles men and women play as provider, parent and partner are shifting ever so slowly, but some essential beliefs still hold firm no matter who’s earning the bigger paycheck.
“Young women are just as ambitious as young men,” says Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the New York City–based Families and Work institute. “But about two thirds still take on greater responsibility at home. Although they’re significant economic providers they still put as much time into family life as mothers did three decades ago because that’s centrally important to them.”