One third of women biggest earners – new survey

Nearly one third of women are bigger earners than their partners,  according to a new survey.

Nearly one third of women are bigger earners than their partners,  according to a new survey.
A poll of 2,000 women by Grazia magazine found nearly half earned either more (30%) or as much as (19%) as their partners.
The Women and Work Survey 2010 revealed only 11% of all women want to ‘stop work completely’ when they become mothers.
Four out of 10 working women would prefer to work from home if possible.
They are realistic about the downsides of full-time motherhood – almost half of full-time mothers admit they ‘hate not earning their own money’ while 32% miss work itself.
Once children arrive, more than two thirds of mums say they still ‘prefer to keep their hand in at work’ (69%).  Nearly two thirds of mothers with offspring under the age of three say they ‘prefer to work, albeit preferably part-time’.
Half of women claim working makes them feel ‘worthwhile’ and ‘confident’.
The survey showed traditional ideas of who looks after the children are now being challenged.  Four out of 10 women think that in future, the career of whoever is ’the highest earner’ will take precedence, regardless of sex (42%) and a further 39% think ‘mothers and fathers will share the work and childcare load equally’. 
Jane Bruton, editor of Grazia magazine, said: ”We’re in the middle of a huge social shift.  Women are increasingly earning as much or more than their partners and many of these women get a great amount out of their working lives.  
”For many of those high earners it makes more sense for their partners to take on a greater domestic role.  Of course,  there are going to be mixed feeling about this, but it is definitely something that is becoming more accepted.” 





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