Monday, March 19, 2012

139:The Self-Empowered Woman: : The Richer Sex

Dear Followers,

Here are a few random thoughts, inspired by a new book "The Richer Sex," by Liza Mundy...

  • The French Government has ended the use of "Mademoiselle" (which was first used in 1690) from official forms and registries

  • Single, childless women are out earning men in the following American cities: Dallas, $1.18; Atlanta, $1.14; Raleigh, N.C. $1.11; Houston, $1.11 and Los Angeles, $1.09.

  • Still, however, even though women out earn men overall in part time jobs ($1.04), their full time wages average out at $ .81

  • In 1960 only 5% of America's children were born to unwed mothers. By 2010, the number had risen to 41%

  • Fewer than 1 in 5 married-couple families are supported by the husband alone

  • When it comes to higher education, women are earning degrees at a higher rate than male students (Bachelor's 57%; Master's 60%; Doctoral 52%)

  • In 1965, women were working an average of 0.6 hours per week. By 2010, the number had risen to 22.2

  • Married men have more than doubled their weekly household helping time since 1965 (housework 0.5 hr vs. 2.0; food prep and cleanup 0.9 vs. 2.7; child care 2.6 vs. 6.4)

  • In 1997, women in dual-earner couples contributed 39% of the family income; by 2008, that number had risen to 44%

  • And what may be the most surprising statistic is that from 1970 to 2011, the number of women who are married has declined by 20%. But when it comes to highest-income women who are married (for the same time period) the number has risen by 12%

  • Within one generation, experts predict that a majority of working wives will out earn their husbands

Looking forward to your comments...

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