A self-employed business owner who is the sole breadwinner for a family of six needs much more life insurance than an unmarried man who is simply looking for a way to make sure his funeral expenses will be paid after his death.
The amount of money the primary breadwinner from the marriage earns can greatly influence the eventual amount of alimony the other partner is awarded.
As the primary breadwinner in her marriage, it is expected that her divorce may turn into a battle over alimony payments and the division of assets.
A less common option is for the mother to become the sole family breadwinner while the father assumes the role of "househusband."
With the new status as breadwinner came a need for practical undergarments.