Back To The ’50s? Many Teens Say Man Should Be In Charge At Home


American teens have no problem with gender equality in the workplace, but home life is a different story.

A new report released today (March 31) by the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) finds that modern high school seniors increasingly believe that everyone is better off if the man is the achiever outside the home while the woman takes care of domestic duties. In 1992, 58 percent of high school seniors disagreed that male-breadwinner arrangements were best. By 2014, the most recent year that survey data are available, that number had slipped to 42 percent.

“It’s been a steady reversal,” said study co-author Joanna Pepin, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland.

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