Stay at home moms not all 'rich': US Census

Do only women married to rich men have the choice to stay at home and raise their children? Not according to the US Census data. Buzzfeed: The data, though, don't support the impression that staying at home is a luxury. A detailed 2010 study by two Census Bureau sociologist, in fact, found the opposite: While stay-at-home motherhood has become less common over time, the women who stay at home are increasingly those whose low education means they can't earn enough money to making working outside the home worthwhile. "The main effect showed that compared with 1969, women with less than a high school degres were more likely o be a state-at-home mother than women with a high school degree," the study's authors, Rose Kreider and Diana Elliott, wrote, a trend that "accentuated in later decades." "Women with less than a high school degree were even more likely than those with a high school degree to be a stay-at-home mother in later decades than in 1969," they wrote. "As women...(Read Full Post)

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