Women, especially moms, as family breadwinner are increasingly becoming common and acceptable in the U.S., according to two surveys, the Pew Research Center analysis of Census and polling data (2013) and The Working Mother Research Institute’s What Moms Choose: The Working Mother Report (2011). According to the Pew study, changing family dynamics since 1960 have changed the traditional role of mothers in America. It reports that today 40 percent of American households that have kids under 18 have a mom who serves as the main breadwinner. Among the findings of The Working Mother Report is a revelation: despite America’s changing attitude toward working mothers, a surprising majority (55 percent) of working moms feels guilty about leaving the kitchen for the office.
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