Why do Women stay at Home?

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Why do women stay at home and what is the most reason for this? The answer in many cases would be due to pregnancy, childbirth and raising children. Here are some statistics from www.infoplease.com

 How many Stay-at-Home Moms does America have?

According to infoplease.com, about 5 Million in married-couple family groups in 2013. 24% of married-couple family groups are with children under 15 years of age. This number went up by 3% from 21% in 2000.

In comparison with other moms, the stay-at-home mom in 2007 was:

  • Younger, 44% of women were under the age of 35 compared with 38% of moms in the labor force = a difference of 7%
  • Hispanic, 27% compared with 16% of moms in the labor force = a difference of 11%
  • Foreign-born, 34% compared with 19% of moms in the labor force = a difference of 15%

Without a high school diploma, 19% versus 8% of moms in the labor force = a difference of 11%

More numbers:  There are about 10 million of Single Moms in America living with children younger than 18 years of age in 2013. This went up by 3.4 million since 1970.

Other possible reasons why women stay-at-home

In 98% of families, it is a woman who will stay at home with the children. No questions asked. The assumption that this is the case leads to some (common) theories:

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  • Women are better suited as a caregiver, therefore they have more of an interest in staying at home
  • Women still earn less money than men (in most cases) and if it becomes an issue to take care of the children because a babysitter is unaffordable than the woman will quit her job without much resistance
  • Unfortunately, we are still living in a society that will see mothers (this is still the norm) staying at home rather than fathers, no questions asked why
  • Women are more guilt driven if it comes to the question if both parents are working may have a negative impact on their children and therefore will quit their job easier than a man would do
  • Men are still being seen as the main breadwinner and feel mainly guilty if they can afford their women to stay at home with the children, because their income alone may not support the family.
  • Religious and societal expectations can make it hard for a woman to join the labor force period
  • Women also will likely take care of a disabled family member or due to an illness of a loved one and therefore will stay at home.  No questions asked.

There is an advantage too for  women to stay- at- home

Unfortunately, most women won’t see the advantage in what being a stay-at-home mom can bring to them and that it isn’t a total loss of not being out there with other women joining the labor force.

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Author: Sylvia M.

Sylvia M. is a certified Holistic Energy Practitioner and started to work with alternative healing modalities like Reiki and Body Talk when she was still working as a Geriatric Nurse. However, to look after her ailing husband she had to make the decision and to leave the outside workforce. She is now working from home have learned the ABC of Affiliate Marketing through the platform Wealthy Affiliate. Sylvia is determined to give every "stay home woman" the same opportunity so they can too earning money from home.

8 thoughts on “Why do Women stay at Home?”

  1. Hi Sylvia, I am a Stay Home Mom too but that is not by choice. I am retired so I do what I can at home. I always admire stay at home moms. They always seem to have it together.

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    Do you think I will make some money if I sign up for the free membership of Wealthy Affiliate?

    1. Hi, Luna and thanks for taking the time to visit my website and leaving a comment.
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  2. Hi, Sylvia, Great information for Stay- at- Home- Moms! I can only wish WA had been around when I was widowed at 25 with two small children. I did find it finally, but, not nearly as soon as I needed to. As you say there are many reasons why women choose to be, stay- at -home- Moms. Thank you for sharing this information.


  3. I have been out of work for about a year now and my wife works, but i have worked for about 20 years since i left college so its nice to have some time with the children but i do miss the money coming in.
    I dont have much experience with computers so do you think i could try this wealthy affiiate thing?

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