The percentage of American wives earning more than their husbands has slowly increased over the past decade. However, a wife taking home more money than her spouse is still not so common.
According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, [tweet_box design="default"]29.3 percent of wives earned more than their husbands in 2013 (in families in which both wives and husbands have earnings).[/tweet_box] Back in 1987, 17.8 percent of U.S. wives brought home more money than their husbands.
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Originally posted 2015-11-25 02:53:11.