More women are quitting 9-5 jobs to be ladies of leisure3/9/2012
Educated gals, who may be sick of earning significantly less than their male counterparts, are ditching the office as their husbands bring home bigger paychecks. According to Reuters, a Federal Reserve study shows there has been a 0.1 percent decrease each year from 1993 to 2006 in the number of college-educated women in the workforce. The study's authors link this decline to a sharp increase in pay for top earners, a slot typically dominated by men.
Inc.com managing editor Rachel Elson calls the trend "depressing," but others feel it's an admirable life choice. @syhum says, "The family benefits more than the economic value. Priority." We can't help wondering: How many guys would stay home if the tables were turned and most wives made more?
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