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I can recall a period of time in the 1950’s that very few women worked outside the home; housewife. The biggest and often the only source of income came from the adult male of the family. Thirty years later, a new generation appeared with few women staying home.

New terms appeared DINKs, (Double Income No Kids) and Yuppies (young upwardly-mobile professionals). Across the globe it has became a double income society.

Now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women are expected for the first time to make up the majority of American workers by October or November. The reason they cite, men have been disproportionately hit by layoffs during the current recession.

Overall, 6.4 million jobs have been lost with 74% of them being held by men. Even in local governments men have lost jobs, while college-educated women have gained positions.

In June females held 49.8% of the 132 million jobs. And the strength of women’s employment has been in the industries with expanding workforce despite the economy. Healthcare, education and government predominately hire females.

Meanwhile, male dominated construction and manufacturing have been severely impacted by the economic downturn.

Now there are growing numbers of stay at home males; househusbands. The family income has become dependent upon women.