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On breadwinning and bread losing: My latest column for iNews

Updated: Dec 16, 2023

“Households in which women are the sole breadwinner are less happy, according to fascinating research published in The Conversation. UK couples find it particularly difficult (second only after German participants). According to researchers, women’s breadwinning affects men so much psychologically that they would prefer their partners were unemployed. In fact, men seem to be happier when both partners are jobless.

These notions might seem outdated in these enlightened times, but some of the results certainly chime with my own experiences – and, perhaps more pertinently, those of my wife…”


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