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More and more moms are becoming breadwinners

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A record number of moms are bringing home the bacon.

A Pew Research Center study shows mothers are the primary breadwinners in 40% of households.

That's a drastic change from 1960, when it was just 11%.

The "breadwinner moms" are made up of two groups: the married mothers who make more than their husbands, and single mothers.

The study attributes the change to more women in the workplace, but not everyone thinks it's a good thing: 50% of those surveyed said the increasing number of women working outside the home makes it harder to have a successful marriage.

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