Bad news, Martha Stewart; despite your years of diligent tutelage, lately it seems like the whole idea of “housewife” as career choice may be heading for the endangered list.
That is certainly the message from several studies lately, which find that despite the nouveau glam of the cup cake and the hand-crocheted throw, now even parents of daughters think the best thing that can happen to ensure her financial future is not to “marry well” but to get her own job.
Two hundred years on from the publication of the vail-as-grail saga Pride and Prejudice, a recent poll of 1000 British parents found 57 per cent believed the best hope for their daughter’s long-term security was that she’d “get a good job”.
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