According to a Pew Research Center report released in May women are now the primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. households with children under eighteen. Sparking much debate, the trend is in part the result of the explosions of single-mother households, but also the growth of married women out-earning their husbands.

Independent Women's Forum and The Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion to take a substantive look at the rise of U.S. women as the sole or primary earners for their families. The panel weighed in on whether this is good news or bad news for women, how this development affects men, and how this trend influences the conversation about the wage gap. 


Mona Charen 
Syndicated Columnist and Bestselling Author

Featured Panelists

Kay Hymowitz 
Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Manning Up: How the Rise of Women has Turned Men into Boys

Jennifer Marshall
?Director of Domestic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, an expert in the role that religion, family and community play in society and public policy

Sabrina Schaeffer 
Executive Director of Independent Women's Forum and co-author of Liberty is No War on Women

Cathy Reisenwitz 
Libertarian blogger and digital publishing specialist at 

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