Forty percent of working wives earn more than do their husbands

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    That’s what David Gregory reported today on Sunday’s Meet The Press

    Conversationally I broached that subject with my own working wife over breakfast.

    During the past 5 years she’s earned more than I ever did before I retired.

    Her comment was that “most women take their jobs a little more seriously than men do.”

    Maybe that fact is reflected here at USMB in the proportions of the male/female posters.

    I know, for my own part, I wouldn’t have anything to do with the internet until after I’d “retired” at 65; mostly because I believed it would be a time robber.

    Discuss?
     
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    My husband makes twice what I do. But I've got the health insurance. Perhaps my biggest fear of socialized medicine is he really won't need me around anymore. Lol
     
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    Has the number of working women surpassed the number of working men yet?
    Prior to the recession, I think women were 48% of the workforce. More men are losing their jobs than women, so I wonder if women have become over 50% of the workforce yet.
     
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    Forty percent of working wives earn more than do their husbands....60% DON'T !
     
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    There may or may not be more women working than men, but in this case that fact doesn't enter in because by this measure, to make a comparison valid, there are an equal number of husbands and wives in the test group

    Edit: I believe I heard that women were at 51% of the workforce during Meet The Press broadcast.
     
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    o thanks..now the hubby is really mad!
     
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    What, no polygamy? :lol:

    I knew it was coming. I just wasn't sure when it was going to happen.
    Does this mean I'm a minority now?
     
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    Ha ha It makes you one of the "protected classes" an also qualifies you for free shit. Congrats MM.
     

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