Women are taking their hard-earned place among the family breadwinners and financial decision-makers, according to new research by Prudential.

The majority of women surveyed for "Financial Experience & Behaviors among Women" were the primary breadwinners in their households, with 40 percent of female respondents being single. A quarter of married women earn higher incomes than their spouses or partners.

But even though a large number of women are in charge of their family's finances, only 23 percent of women breadwinners said they are well prepared to make financial decisions, compared to 45 percent of their male counterparts.

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