Women now top earners in 4 of 10 US households with children

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

WASHINGTON — A record number of American women are now the sole or primary breadwinners in their families, a sign of the rising influence of working mothers, a new study finds. Mothers now keep finances afloat in 40 percent of households with children, up from just 11 percent in 1960.