I'm sure everyone has seen this study (in the Red Pill Antibiotic Nuke) about how highly educated career women are causing higher income inequality due to women tending to seek men with better careers than themselves.

I was wondering about other economic effects as well. Wages are so low now that a man can't support a family with just the income from a restaurant or retail job like in the past. Now 90% of Americans earn less than the minimum wage of 1950, when adjusted for inflation (edit: and increased productivity). I would think, and I hope someone can provide a study on this, that the increase in working women had a huge influence on the wage decrease. Now it's just expected that families will have dual incomes. Because of that, employers don't need to pay as much. If a family is struggling to get by and only the husband works, no one in our society will feel bad for you. The wife will just be considered lazy, and the man will be looked down on for not finding a better job.

It's much more efficient for women to stay at home, also. Every homemaker I've met (and that hasn't been too many, so I'm sure there are some couch potatoes) is resourceful. Cooking meals from scratch, reusing things, buying in bulk, mending clothes rather than just always buying new ones, and generally maintaining things so that they don't go bad. There hardly time enough to keep a house clean and cook one meal from scratch per day when both the man and the woman work. Also, because of the new norm of career women, there are tons more fast food restaurants, day care centers, etc. for people who just by necessity have to value time more than money. These facilities require resources (electricity, water...) to run, and also require staffing. Which almost necessitates both a male and female workforce. It's a vicious cycle. Meanwhile, homes stay empty and unused all day. Completely inefficient. Bad for the environment due to the waste, bad for kids who are raised by daycare centers, bad for husbands whose wives are too tired to care about them, bad for women who think they need to work full-time in order to be valuable members of society. Bad for all employees, male or female, who are being paid so little because of this trend.

Please provide studies to either confirm or refute these things. I don't like talking out of my butt, but this stuff just makes sense to me.

Edit: And male/female competition in the workplace can't be good for unemployment rates.

Edit 2: Also, think of it this way. If you're a woman who actually, genuinely wants to or has to work, think of how much better the job market would be for you if the women who work ambivalently were just focusing on their children instead and left room for the actually enthusiastic members of the workforce. I completely hated college and now I completely hate working. I'd stay home if I could. Someone else who enjoys working should have my job.