How the new economic power of women is changing work, home and family


Hour 1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time working women earned 81 percent of what full-time working men earned in 2010, but over the past three decades women’s wages have been steadily increasing. And now, more women than men are graduating from college, the number of single women under 30 who earn more than their male peers is skyrocketing and more wives are becoming their family’s sole breadwinner.  In her new book, The Richer Sex, journalist LIZA MUNDY, explores how all the economic ascendency of women will influence the workplace, the home, and the family.  She joins us from NPR in Washington to talk about it.

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