Moms who stay home versus moms who work has been a hot-button issue for years, but now stay-at-home moms have become an issue in the 2012 campaign.
With Hilary Rosen’s statement that Ann Romney, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife, “never worked a day in her life,” the question of just what today‘s stay-at-home mom looks like is in the spotlight, the New York Times reports.
U.S. Census Bureau stats show 65 percent of married stay-at-home moms with kids younger than 18 live in households with annual income of less than $75,000, according to the newspaper. Compared with mothers of previous generations, the Times adds, they are less educated, and more apt to be Hispanic and younger and to have fewer job skills.
And stay-at-home moms are definitely in the minority. The Times reports 70 percent of married moms older than 25 leave the house for work.
“Those with the least education are now the most likely to stay out of the labor force as stay-at-home mothers,” the Census Bureau reports states, according to the newspaper.
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