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Moms bring home the bacon

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Posted at 7:26 AM, May 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-29 09:26:48-04

(CNN)– A record number of moms are bringing home the bacon. According to a Pew Research Center study, mothers are the primary breadwinners in 40% of households. That’s a drastic change from 1960, when it was just 11%.

The “breadwinner moms” are made up of two groups:

-Married mothers who make more than their husbands
-Single mothers

The study attributes the change to more women in the workplace, women make up almost half of the US labor force.