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Who brings home the bread?
While there is still plenty of progress to be made in the fight for equal pay, women are earning more money than ever before, and many have become the primary breadwinners in their households. At the same time, a rising number of men are staying at home with their children—a shift that is shaking up long-established gender dynamics.
To find out what this looks like from a societal and financial standpoint, we partnered with Refinery29 to delve into the lives of some real families on the front lines of this gender shift. But first, we decided to dig into the numbers—looking at the rates of female breadwinners, the impact on their families, and their feelings about their success.
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