6:19 am September 14, 2009, by Henry Unger
This recession has gotten personal, changing the fabric of American families.
The share of families being supported primarily by women has risen sharply as the downturn has hit male-dominated industries particularly hard, such as construction and manufacturing, AJC reporter Tammy Joyner writes.
In the last two years, the percentage of U.S. households with working women who have unemployed husbands has increased from 12.1 percent to 15.6 percent.
What’s more, households with female breadwinners are having to make do on significantly less income and are often going without health care and other necessities, Joyner writes.
Has your family been affected like this? How have you coped?
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