I saw this study mentioned on the internet and was very surprised by the results. It suggests that in marriages where the husband does not work full time, the risk of divorce increases by a third.
I do wonder if this statistic is less about wife's earning more than their husband and this is more a recognition of the impact changes in life can cause. For example, either spouse having health difficulties or family commitments and changing work hours to deal with this, or working changes due to approach of retirement. These factors are themselves possible causes of relationship difficulties.
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In marriages where a husband does not have a full-time job the chances of divorce go up by 33%. The study says that approximately 38% of wives earned more money than their husbands, and this can cause discomfort among some couples.