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A record 40% of households with children include "breadwinner moms," according to a report out today.
These moms are the sole or primary source of income for households with children younger than 18, a
"The share of households with children where there is a mother who is the sole or primary breadwinner is up about fourfold from 1960, when it was only 11%," says report co-author Kim Parker, associate director of
These moms include two groups: 5.1 million (37%) are married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands, and 8.6 million (63%) are single mothers. The median family income for the first group was $79,800 in 2011, compared with $23,000 for the single mothers.
The growth of breadwinner moms is tied to women's increased employment rate and rising education levels, Parker says.
The public has mixed feelings about women working for pay outside the home, according to a
April. About 67% say it has made it easier for families to earn enough to live
comfortably. About 50% say it makes it harder for marriages to be successful;
about 74% say it makes it harder for parents to raise children.
Mothers' increased impact on their families' finances brings attention to workplace flexibility for women.
Story courtesy of USA Today
Little did Ashley Payne know that the festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer and a glass of red wine would lead to her losing her high school teaching
The 24-year-old educator posted the image to her Facebook profile, and after a parent complained, school officials told Payne she'd have to choose between resigning and suspension, according to IOL News. She resigned.
If those same school officials were hiring and found a candidate with a similar photo shared on the social Web, it's most likely that person wouldn't even get an
According to a new report, turning down young job candidates because of what they post on social media has become commonplace. The report, by On Device Research, states that 1 in 10 people between ages 16 and 34 have been turned down for a new job because of photos or comments on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social networking sites.
"If getting a job wasn't hard enough in this tough economic climate, young people are getting rejected from employment because of their social media profiles and they are not concerned about it," On Device Research's marketing manager Sarah Quinn said in a statement.
Ten percent of young people said they knew they were rejected from a job because of their social media profiles, yet 66 percent of young people still don't seem to care that these profiles may affect their career prospects. The majority of young people cater their social media presence to friends rather than potential employers, according to On Device Research.
Quinn says that better education on how social media can affect employment is needed to ensure young people aren't making it even harder to excel in their
Story courtest of CNET
School's out, summer's here and the job search begins. Many teens are now looking for summer jobs as a way to make money, but these young students are struggling to find some.
The job market for teenagers has been struggling for a few years, and unfortunately, many teenagers are losing hope.
Students like Abby Stone are anxiously waiting to land a summer job.
"I've been applying to literally every job...I've been looking for like five weeks now...but I don't know," said Stone.
Stone had a summer job last year, but she says it's harder to find one this time. She needs the money to attend her high school.
"I pay $85 dollars a week...they won't let me stay in school if I don't," Stone said. "I do not ever want to leave school because I want to get through."
A summer job means a stronger resume and gaining essential skills to succeed in college and future careers. But James Shipp, program director for the Workforce Investment Act, says students have to plan months ahead to get a summer job now.
Teen unemployment has exceeded more than 20% for the past four years. Sixteen to 19 year olds might have to go back to school without ever finding another job.
Story courtest of NBC Montgomery, AL