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Author Mundy, Liza, 1960-

Title The richer sex : how the new majority of female breadwinners is transforming sex, love, and family / Liza Mundy

Publ Info New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  HQ1426 .M89 2012    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  HQ1426 .M89 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HQ1426 .M89 2012    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HQ1426 .M89 2012    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ1426 .M89 2012    AVAILABLE
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Descript viii, 327 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The new providers -- The bargain -- The overtaking -- The new rules of mating -- Competition and undermining -- Let go, and lexapro -- Stigma and female earning -- Sex and the self-sufficient girl -- Desirable women -- The new world of marriage choices -- The view from abroad -- Our female future
Note A revolution is under way. Within a generation, more households will be supported by women than by men. Journalist Liza Mundy takes us to the frontier of this new economic order: she shows us why this flip is inevitable, what painful adjustments will have to be made along the way, and how both men and women will feel surprisingly liberated in the end. Couples today are debating who must assume the responsibility of primary earner and who gets the freedom of being the slow track partner. With more men choosing to stay home, Mundy shows how that lifestyle has achieved a higher status, and the ways males have found to recover their masculinity. And the revolution is global: Mundy takes us from Japan to Denmark to show how both sexes are adapting as the marriage market has turned into a giant free-for-all, with men and women at different stages of this transformation finding partners who match their expectations.--From publisher description
LC subject Women -- United States -- Social conditions
Women -- Employment -- Social aspects -- United States
Work and family -- United States
ISBN 9781439197714 (hardcover)
1439197717 (hardcover)