Only a third (32%) of women felt positive about their role as a primary breadwinner versus more than half (54%) of men. In fact, 43% of women compared to 17% of men felt negative about their role.
Another surprising finding is that the executive women in our survey seemed to be feeling better about work/life balance than their male peers.
The assumption that women – working or otherwise – take on most of the caregiving and household management duties has been ubiquitous. The executive men in our survey, however, reported bearing a larger proportion of these functions.
While all respondents were materially involved in all household financial decisions, there appeared to be less perceived pressure by executive women to fully own all household financial duties.