Australian women bring home the bacon

More men staying home to raise the children
||Last Updated: 07/05/2006

Women are the breadwinners in one-in-seven Australian homes while more men are staying home to play Mr. Mom, according to new census data.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics found that the number of women earning more than half the household income has risen by 75 per cent in 10 years, with more than 500,000 families having a female breadwinner.

Another study shows that one-third of employers provide paid paternity leave for new dads.