Poll: One in Four Think Women’s Place at Home
Women head governments, run companies and comprise about half the world’s workforce, but a global poll shows that one in four people, most of them young, believe a woman’s place is in the home.
The poll comes at a time when for the first time in our history, women now make up half of all workers in the United States, according to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation.
Mothers are now the primary breadwinners—making as much as or more than their spouse or doing it all on their own—in nearly 4 in 10 families.
Nearly half of families with children consisted of a male breadwinner and a female homemaker in 1975. Today, that number is just one in five families.
In 1975, single parents made up only 1 in 10 of our families with children. Now, single-parent households are one in five of our families with children.