A Pew Study report shows that the number of stay-at-home moms is increasing.
The amount of mothers who stay at home to raise their children has risen since 2000 after dropping for three decades. The Pew Study report shows that the number of stay-at-home moms in 2012 was at 29%, a notable increase from the 23% of 2000.
There are many mothers who stay at home to care for their children but there are also some that can’t find a job in today’s economy. Only 1% of mothers looking for jobs were unable to find them in 2000. That number is up to 6%.
“The recent turnaround appears to be driven by a mix of demographic, economic and societal factors,” the Pew Study report shows. These include “rising immigration as well as a downturn in women’s labor force participation.”
71% of single stay-at-home moms live in poverty while only 15% of married stay-at-home mothers live in poverty.