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Breadwinner

The person who provides most or all of the income for his/her household. Stereotypically, the husband/father of a family is the breadwinner in the United States and other Western countries. However, the feminist movement in the mid-20th century and increases in the cost of living have resulted in many homes having two breadwinners. Other households have a single breadwinner of either sex out of choice or necessity.
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The breadwinner always tries to fulfil those demands.
The breadwinner wage is usually understand to mean that a man could earn enough to support his family without his wife having to go out to work.
After that, he agrees with Burgess that "insuring the breadwinner is probably number one.
Even more revealing was the fact that 64 percent believe that their standard of living would not decline if the breadwinner in the household passed away.
For the young family, life insurance is the one product that can solve the financial security problem if the breadwinner dies prematurely.
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Kath said: "In my generation the breadwinner often was the man, but things have definitely changed.
Lord Justice Thorpe said recent divorce case rulings had shown that it was unacceptable to place a greater value on the contribution of the breadwinner than that of the homemaker as a justification for dividing the product of the breadwinner's efforts unequally.
If the breadwinner were a professional or managerial employee, it was assumed that the employer would take a paternal interest in his welfare.
This pushed the men into the role of the breadwinner and the women into the positions of household managers who often supplemented wages by keeping boarding houses or doing menial work.
I've worked with a lot of Filipino women here and I've hired a lot of them myself and everybody is, without exception, the breadwinner of the family, be it a single mum, married or single.
Susan Barclay from Scottish Provident says: "It's clear urgent action is needed, as well as a more realistic understanding about how people will survive should the breadwinner become unable to work.