Role Reversal

As redundancy hits home for more and more couples, women are increasingly finding themselves thrown into the main breadwinner role – while the men get to spend more time with their children

2nd May, 2009

In late 2007,during his wife’s campaign for the US presidency, a White House pundit remarked of Bill Clinton that, ‘‘if he was run over by a bus, Hillary would have one less thing to worry about’’. As insights go, it probably said less about the Clintons than it did about the world’s often troubled relationship with men in the ‘best supporting actor’ role.

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