In the family
More than a quarter of women are the breadwinners in their families these days, but expectations for what their home life will be like may be holding some back. A study in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin of 645 straight women saw some primed with information on how the division of housework was becoming more equal, while others heard that men weren’t taking on involved roles at home. They were then asked their expectations for their future income, the likelihood of being the primary provider or primary caregiver, and how much time they expected to spend on work- and home-related tasks. Rather depressingly, when women heard their future partners were likely to be uninvolved at home, their personal career expectations plummeted.