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Why married mothers end up doing more housework when they start out-earning their husbands

By Joanna Syrda, Assistant Professor in Business Economics, University of Bath
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The idea of a male “breadwinner” in married heterosexual couples might seem old fashioned. But as a social construct, the view that a husband’s primary role is to earn money has proved to be exceptionally durable.

Research shows that in many countries there is still a strong expectation that men will be the main income provider in the family – and that perceptions of masculinity are linked to this being the case.

So what happens when a woman earns more money than her husband?…The Conversation


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