Stay at Home Moms Growing Rapidly In US
If you could make it work, would you be a stay at home mom? That's a big question for all moms. About three in ten mothers in the US are stay at home moms, according to the latest study.
Let's face it, decades ago when a single income in a two parent home might suffice and more women were housewives than in the work force, the number of women who've opted to stay home to raise kids under 18 has grown from 21 percent in 1999 to 29 percent in 2012.
Based on the latest study, 38 percent of Hispanic mothers and 36 percent of Asian mothers are stay at home moms. About a quarter of white mothers are in this category.
A third of stay at home mothers live in poverty and just over half don't have a high school diploma.