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Business

More women now breadwinners for families

Cuts in predominantly male fields alter financial dynamics

Candace Keshwar of Jamaica Plain was a stay-at-home-mother until her husband’s construction business went under in 2009. She has supported her family ever since.

At one point, her husband got a job stocking shelves at Home Depot, but it did not last because “we couldn’t afford for both of us to be working and pay for child care,” said Keshwar, 44, who makes $40,000 a year at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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