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Number of stay-at-home mothers in the U.S. 1970-2012

This statistic shows the number of stay-at-home mothers in the United States in 1970, 2000 and 2012. In 1970, the number of mothers, who were staying at home with working husbands, stood at 11.6 million.

Number of mothers with child(ren), younger than 18, who do not work outside the home in the U.S. from 1970 to 2012

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Source

Release date

April 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 - 2012

Age group

18-69 years

Supplementary notes

Based on mothers ages 18-69 with own child(ren) younger than 18 in the household. Mothers are categorized based on employment status in the year prior to the survey. "Other" stay-at-home mothers are those who are married with a non-working or absent husband.

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Statistics on "Mothers in the U.S."

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