Is The Beta Male The New ‘Catch’?

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A few years ago a male friend said that his ideal partner was a clever and successful career women who would choose to give it all up for him to stay home to be his wife and raise the kids.

He ended up marrying a doctor who has done just that.

My friend and his wife are not unusual. Researchers from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business have found that women who have the potential to earn more than their husbands are more likely to stay home and not work at all.

When married women do earn more than their husbands, they are more likely to be unhappy in their marriage and do more domestic work, presumably as penance for shattering the male breadwinner stereotype.

It’s possible that my friend’s wife was happy to give up her career, income independence, and social status to stay at home. If that’s the case, then more power to her.

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