I recently looked around at all my non-kollel friends and did a little count. The count was to find how many, among these non-kollel couples, are predominantly, equally, or at least sufficiently supported by the husband.
Granted, it’s hard to be sure without nosing into people’s finances. But then again, not as much as you’d think. I mean, sometimes a guy is pretty obviously not raking it in. And sometimes it’s pretty obvious that a woman is.
The results were disappointing. I dunno if it’s men in general or just my friends’ men, but guys seem to get a slow start in the income department. Which left me wondering, if the learner-earners don’t earn, why not go the kollel route?
I know that’s entirely the wrong thought process, but the main reason I lean away from full-time learners is because I don’t think it makes much sense for mothers to be full-time workers. If I’m doomed anyway, might as well let the hubby spend his time learning…