This is a good news story, despite the alleged economic reasons for doing so.
American mothers are reversing a historical trend and increasingly staying home, a change driven by demographic, societal and economic forces, including the worst recession in seven decades.
“The majority of mothers would like to be in the workplace,” said D’Vera Cohn, lead author of the report, which used a variety of census and survey data. “There may be a ceiling to how much stay-at-home motherhood can increase.”
I highly doubt the majority of mothers would rather go work a slave job. This isn’t what I’ve heard from women I know.
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