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Men Who Identify as the 'Breadwinner' Don't Respect Their Wives, According to Study

Wife and Husband Having Dispute

In the study, one breadwinner diminished his wife’s professional accomplishments.

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Researcher Erin Reid has divided married men with working wives into two categories: breadwinners and "breadsharers." And she's found they're divided by respect for their wife—not her income.

Reid studied 42 heterosexual men working at a global strategy consulting firm. Her subjects were in, they had to be fully devoted to their employer and willing to their work over any work a wife did.” These men considered themselves their family's breadwinner.

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