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one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents

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Valuing care means valuing it enough to expect men to take on caregiving responsibilities to the same extent that we now expect women to take on breadwinning.
Three different stay-at-home fathers insisted their breadwinning wives would pay the bills incorrectly, claiming, "When we first met she wasn't balancing her checkbook," "Strange things happen when I trust her to pay bills," and "She doesn't have the foggiest idea of how to log-in to any of our online accounts.
married couples increasingly share the breadwinning and caregiving
Stereotypically masculine tasks included outdoor and other household maintenance, auto maintenance and repair, and breadwinning.
Whereas a business executive can expect to amass his wealth over half a century, usually making more money in their 60s than their 40s, a professional athlete's primary breadwinning years happen in their 20s and 30s, and then drops off precipitously after that.
Since industrialization, breadwinning has comprised many fathers' contributions to family work, with hands-on involvement solely the domain of mothers (Lamb, 2000).
Gendered wage structures emerged from the idea that women were subjugates within a male-headed household, performing labor supplemental to that undertaken by the breadwinning male.
The roles of breadwinning, bread-baking and babysitting are now far more shared and having it all is an equal opportunities definition.
An IPPR spokesman said: "The balance between breadwinning and caring has changed.
The number of breadwinning mothers, which includes those earning more than their partner or those who are working single mothers, has soared from 18 percent 15 years ago to 31 percent today, the study by the IPPR think tank found.
Boss Dalia Ben-Galim said: "The balance between breadwinning and caring's changed - it can no longer be assumed the dad is the primary breadwinner in a couple family.
OVER THE PAST half-century, enormous changes have occurred in the gender division of care giving and breadwinning across many countries, including Canada, the United States, and Britain.
Author Susan Mannon analyzes the status of women through personal interviews focused on their occupational choices and changing roles within the context of "homemaking and breadwinning.
The minimum was raised, as was the maximum to 500 [pounds sterling] in 1908 and 750 [pounds sterling] in 1920, but the compensation principle of three years' breadwinning remained.