Why are more American men marrying women who make more money than they do? Maybe it is the simple fact that more higher-earning women are available. And social norms have changed, with the benefits of such unions supposedly winning out over the perceived blow to the male ego.

After a Pew Research Center study came out last week reporting on the rise of the breadwinning wife, the debate began.

Or began anew, since the subject has long been a fixture on most-emailed lists: from analyses of the current “mancession” to lifestyle features on alpha wives and beta husbands

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