06/03/2013 10:28 am ET

The Downside Of Being The Breadwinner

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In some ways, the statistic that made headlines this week -- women are now the main breadwinner in forty per cent of households with children, according to the Pew Research Center -- was not a big surprise. Two much discussed recent books, Liza Mundy’s “The Richer Sex” and Hanna Rosin’s “The End of Men,” chronicle the phenomenon of women outearning their male counterparts, and if we love our Mad Men more than ever that’s in no small measure because we know they are never coming back.

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