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Why do US women who earn more than their husbands lie about it? | Jessica Valenti

The fact that couples fudge earnings to suit traditional gender roles reminds us why the domestic sphere is still a battleground
US census data found where women earn more than men, husbands over-reported their income while their wives under-reported their own. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

New research from the US Census Bureau shows something a bit strange in the era of powerful feminist organizing. Apparently when women earn more than their husbands, both spouses lie about it.

About one in four heterosexual couples that the census looked at had wives that earned more than their husbands. , though, husbands over-reported their income while

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