What you fail to mention, this emancipated-way-of-doing-things is only possible in a small segment the US population. Other people in US society, especially with kids, have to work both to pay rent, utilities, food, clothes. They have no choice who stays home.

And if a choice is made for the wife to lean in more, it is usually because there is a child with disabilities, a sibling needing care, elderly parents needing help, etc. (A lot of work is done unpaid in this area, mostly by women.) Because of many gaps - education, remuneration - the wives usually earn less, making it an "easy" choice.

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