Pew Study: The Number of Stay-at-Home Moms Rises

by Karl Utermohlen | April 8, 2014 2:10 pm

Pew Study: The Number of Stay-at-Home Moms Rises

A Pew Study report shows that the number of stay-at-home moms is increasing.

Stay at home moms 300x199 Pew Study: The Number of Stay at Home Moms Rises[1]
Source: Wikipedia[2]

The amount of mothers who stay at home to raise their children has risen[3] 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.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Stay-at-home-moms.jpg
  2. Wikipedia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Mother%27s_day_card.jpg
  3. has risen: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600486/More-women-choosing-to-be-stay-at-home-moms.html

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