Children are displacing dads as the ones who rule the roost in American households, new economic research suggests.

A paper by Professor Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland graduate student Matthew Staiger, and Professor Gustavo Torrens of Indiana University contends that the rise in two-income households and the decrease in the number of children couples are having is upending traditional power dynamics in U.S. families.

Read the full article "How Kids Displaced Dads as Rulers of the Household, According to Economists" online.

Prof Galiani, seated, facing forward, smiling