Is it possible for a man to be the functioning 'head of a family' while earning minimum wage ? With a 'stay at home' partner who minds the kids fulltime. Regardless on whether they are married or not. Is this a viable option in our society or has our economy/welfare/legal system made it a virtual impossibility ? By 'head of family' we may understand this as equals in a partnership of 2 equal adult parents.
History is full of impoverished and poor families that do not question the orthodoxy of having only one male breadwinner supporting his own kids. What about now ? Is the woman better off being officially single and seeing the father of her kids for just a few hours a week ? Or pretending to see him just a few hours per week when he really is living full time at her address ?
How well is the institution of the family surviving the economic downturn ? Answers please, especially from anybody earning minimum wage or from women with a father of their kids who earns minimum wage. As usual, please keep responses polite and respectful at all times.
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