The effect of the economy on family roles

As Economy Shifts, So Do Traditional Family Roles – NYTimes.com.

As unemployment has hit a 16-year high and Wall Street shakes off tens of thousands of jobs, affluent couples in the New York area find their families suddenly in flux. It’s not only the high-flying income and the attendant abundance that have evaporated. For many couples, it’s also the assumption of what their marriages would look like; the traditional model — executive husband and stay-at-home wife — may be a little dated, or unworkable.

A good article from the NYT.  As a father and husband, I found the article to offer and interesting perspective on what strains the economy and job loss can place on a family.