Stay At Home Mothers Or Working Mothers

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STAY AT HOME MOTHERS OR WORKING MOTHERS 1. Introduction When a child is born into a family and one also have to look for the household expenses such as a mortgage, one needs to choose between either continuing working full time or staying at home. Statistics show that the number of working mothers is declining and trends are shifting to stay-at-home mothers. Employment figures for married mothers with children under the age of 6 have declined about 7% to 10% since the peak years of 1997 to 2000, depending on the income group. Overall, the work participation rate for all women dropped 1.5% from 2000 to 2004, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is significant because, for four decades, women 's labor participation rates consistently increased from 40.8% in 1970 to 57.5% in 2000. In a 2005 study, the U.S. Census Bureau reported around 5.6 million stay-at-home moms. This is a 22% rise from 1994. In the past, women were encouraged to work however now it is considered more of a status to sit at home with kids. (WebMD, [no date]) 2. Working mothers 2.1. Benefits Though the kids are important for the mother, she will also want to have a career, connect with the community at large and need intellectual stimulation. The child in day care will have a lot of other kids and the babysitter around. This will make him/her learn doing things for himself/herself better, earlier and easier. (parenting, ([no date]) 2.2. Drawbacks Probably the mother
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