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High child care costs keep more moms at home

With fewer well paying jobs, more mothers are staying home to care for their children

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Some moms are staying home because they can't find jobs that will cover the cost of child care during the day.
In 2012, the number of stay-at-home moms rose to its highest level in several decades, with 29 percent of all mothers staying home, according to the Pew Research Center. While 85 percent of married mothers who stay home say they have chosen to do so because they want to care for their families, 6 percent of stay-at-home moms are home because financially it's their only option.
Of the 29 percent of moms who stay home, 20 percent ...

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