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More moms stay at home,
new research says

Washington Post, by Carol Morello

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/8/2014 3:50:02 PM

More mothers have been staying home with their children since the recession ended, but a growing number of them say that’s primarily because they can’t find a job, according to a new study. Almost three in 10 mothers with children under 18 living with them are stay-at-home moms, an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center showed. That is a 3 percentage point jump from the depth of the recession in 2008. (Snip) After decades of decline, the share of mothers with children in the house has been growing since around 2000. About the same time, the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shells, 4/8/2014 4:52:49 PM     (No. 9802968)

The recession ended?

Way to propagandize, Carol!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/8/2014 6:33:54 PM     (No. 9803088)

That is a pleasant consequence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 4/8/2014 8:31:25 PM     (No. 9803203)

My wife finished her MA in 1982 and stayed at home since. Good woman!

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