Women's Wages Are Rising: Why Are So Many Families Getting Poorer?

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"One recent estimate found that the median income for married families in 2012 was about $81,000, compared to about $25,000 for single mothers....  By contrast, for families in the middle and upper classes, women’s work has generally translated into more family income because marriage is alive and well. The figure below shows that married, two-parent families remain much more common at the upper-end of the family income ladder in America. So, one reason that the rich are getting richer is that they are much more likely to get and stay married, and profit from the benefits of pooling the relatively high income of two parents, compared to families down the income ladder, often relying on the relatively low income of a single parent."  Read More►