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Female Breadwinners More Prone to Divorce Their Husbands

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Now all the ladies in the place,
If you got real hair, real fingernails,
If you got a job, you going to school,
And y'all need nobody to help you handle your business,

-- "Let Me Clear My Throat," 1996

Right before DJ Kool told us to freeze one time and/or on a dime, he may not have realized just what women would do with said noise.

According to the October issue of Journal of Family Issues, a wife who earns the majority of the couple's household income is nearly 40% more likely to drop her sad sack of a husband. Researchers of the 25-year study said the tipping point came when the woman was earning 60% the combined income.

Western Washington University Sociologist Jay Teachman told the New York Post that, of the 2,500 women who were married between 1979 and 2002, traditional gender roles applied. The majority believed the man should bring home the dough.

"When marriages form, there's expectations," he said. "So, if you get new information about the relationship, you're likely to think, 'This isn't what I bargained for.' " Teachman explained that both the husband and the wife are equally disappointed when the man can't providing enough.

But post-divorce, the phrase "You go, girl!" only boosts the ego of one party.

Teachman added that he'd like to continue the study with the current generation of women who, as he said, "may not have expected to have the careers they ended up having."

In the spirit of equality, perhaps that study will measure the likelihood of divorce from pigeons.
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