The Female Breadwinner Well-being ‘Penalty’

Agnese Vitali, Helen Kowalewska

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Men report lower life satisfaction when the woman is the only earner compared to when both partners are employed or he is the breadwinner. Policies to increase levels of women’s economic activity need to simultaneously address this potential fallout.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationSociological Insights for Development Policy
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2023


  • female breadwinners
  • wellbeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Demography


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