Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Women in Business

Now is the perfect time for you to start your own Kindermusik business and add valuable income to your family budget, while bringing the gift of music to children in your community.

Did you know that within married-couple families, the typical working wife now brings home 42.2 percent of her family’s earnings? And, women increasingly are the primary breadwinners. In 2008, nearly 4 in 10 mothers (39.3 percent) were the primary breadwinner in their family—either because they were a single, working parent or because they earned as much as or more than their spouse. An additional quarter percent (24.0 percent) of mothers are co-breadwinners—that is, a working wife bringing home at least 25 percent of her family’s total earnings. Women are becoming breadwinners among all kinds of married-couple families, by income, education, and race.

Above data obtained from the Shriver Report - The Shriver Report is a product of Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. For more research on women and the economy, go to americanprogress.org/women.