2013 Past Headlines
Working Mother Breadwinner Numbers Need Closer Examination, Says Professor Ryznar
New figures from the Pew Research Center that indicate that women are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American households aren’t so great on closer examination, according IU McKinney Professor Margaret Ryznar. She looked at the numbers in conjunction with birth data, and her research suggests that 63 percent of women breadwinners in the United States are single mothers, and that 25 percent of them earn a median income of $23,000 per year.
Professor Ryznar assesses the data further in a blog post on the Huffington Post website. Her research concludes that only 15 percent of married households with children have mothers as the primary breadwinners, which is up from 11 percent in 1960.
Professor Ryznar joined the faculty in Fall 2012, and teaches family law; international and comparative family law; juvenile law; income taxation of individuals, fiduciaries and business associations; and trusts and estates. She edits the Family Law Prof Blog and is a contributor to the Huffington Post.