NEW YORK — More women in the U.S. are staying at home full-time to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
Factors cited by Pew to explain the increase include more immigrant mothers, who tend to stay home with children in greater numbers than U.S.-born moms; more women unable to find work; and ambivalence about the impact of working mothers on young children.
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, the study found.
That’s up from a low of 23 per cent at the turn of the century, according to the report. At the height of the recession in 2008, Pew estimated 26 per cent of mothers were home with children.
The IMFC's childcare poll was featured in the sidebar:
Canadians want to see more stay-at-home parents, according to a new poll commissioned by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada as it calls for governments to overhaul their approach to early childhood care.
The public opinion poll found 76% of respondents believe it is best that children under six be home with a parent. It also found almost two-thirds of respondents would rather see funding go directly to parents, rather than government-run daycare and all-day kindergarten.
“We see that Canadians’ desires differ from the direction being taken by provincial governments,” writes Andrea Mrozek in the study, released Wednesday to the National Post.
Read the full article here: http://life.nationalpost.com/2014/04/09/stay-at-home-moms-on-the-rise-in-u-s-due-to-unemployment-immigration-study/