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-- back to the Willis report.
A new study by the Pew Research Center this week finds mothers are the sole or primary providers in a record 40% of all households with children.
And that's up from just 11% in the 1960s.
The finding led to a fiery debate.
Both on the Lou Dobbs tonight show and on fox news' America live this afternoon here is Lou Dobbs.
Explaining to Megyn Kelly what he finds so troubling about this study.
Why are you attributing that to women in the workforce.
Excuse me I let me just finish what I'm saying -- -- male dominant one.
-- the fact is huge -- three times as many people.
In a single family house a single parent household are likely to end up with great psychological illness.
With severe psychological -- no single answer you sought the representatives that we are putting that we can't I had to decide you can't put yeah.
We can't what you wanted to have that debate that's not what this debate was about -- -- exactly what it is I can't say it's exactly what it's about not.
Well why don't know -- and you don't like.
This -- from your show last night better.
Bring you said the fact that 40% of women were the primary breadwinners was concerning.
Evidence that society its self is -- what is it Louis the 1950s back.
-- defending here shouldn't women -- you know.
I had parents should run very very -- right here I may.
Because I don't want to have happened here what have from -- Kelly show.
And that is to lose focus of what the deal is then we pray -- Our primary we -- talking about is well.
Gives me excuse me by mail -- your -- I expect to be treated as such and I am happy that you have your say go -- thank you.
The fact is that of that 40% so called breadwinners were talking about 63%.
Of them who are single women.
Who are raising children by themselves.
They are not Megyn Kelly they are not -- Willis.
With a great.
Support with lots of money.
They are women making on average 23000.
Dollars a year.
And what is happening in terms of the advancement of many of the women who become primary.
Breadwinners is that we have seen -- lose their jobs we have seen them a walk away from opportunity they're dropping out of school.
-- -- -- -- You know social issues and the -- reassure people that fact and women who dipping excuse me this is mainly society -- and I don't understand and.
Well you would understand if you listen to what I'm about to -- And that is.
That the pure research people have done an important study.
And it should rise above the nonsense.
Orthodox reflexes and they -- -- on the and so.
I don't not having any fled and I didn't look this is no knee jerk reaction.
I wonder -- -- we're very proud of the steps they have made an even -- single.
-- -- talking about that high celebrate new incentives handles on it they're putting gas in her car out while so does this Jerry.
Jerry get real I well I think my daughter.
That's pretty true story -- my wife my daughter's work my parents worked her parents work.
-- my daughters in law work.
I mean get real we're talking about a society if you haven't noticed that is in deep deep trouble.
Our institutions are failing we have Republicans and Democrats argument the margins.
May be breadwinners.
Of those women.
Are raising children on their own and their resources.
Put them on the veritable edge of poverty 23 counts.
You don't think that's a lot more important than arguing about -- media.
It has nothing to do with the divide between the Republicans and the Democrats.
Really women working and being primary breadwinners.
And you didn't look many of them are married.
And that's what I said you're facing a 63 -- -- top hat but I didn't say it's bad did you hear a single word I said.
I I I think that we just to see her.
Well I didn't I don't disagree with -- I have no I don't want -- here.
Other factors I celebrate work for every one man woman and I hope that every man and woman in this country will look at the pew research study.
And understand that we have a society.
Act the precipice and we must must start talking and thinking intelligently about these issues and I think the pew research study goes a long way.
Toward reintroducing a lot of people.
In the media as well.
To the reality that too many women face in this country and it is not a pleasant one well it's also got a great guy.
I think any future I would get sharper issue for middle class America is the lack of rising in -- the decline in incomes.
Per household I think that's the problem.
Not the fact that women are are working and earning.
Did you not just here and I said I listened every legal -- -- a thousand dollars for 63%.
Of those women.
Good -- jury.
I think every -- you're saying and I think that.
Women are doing a fine job bringing more money -- -- -- -- opera here in our head and going to school and getting a degree when men are not.
Why ruin your show tonight.
I beg your -- why -- we promote your show tonight.
I think that's what we've been doing and I we'll be talking with -- We'll be talking with a former department of justice and attorney.
Christian Adams he has insight into attorney general Eric holder's management.
And his possible possible future all of that coming up at the top of the -- -- -- --
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