Today, 07:46 PM
Stay-at-home mothers through the years
Probably higher or lower depending on the region. When I was a kid most mothers were stay at home and there was plenty of blue collar manufacturing jobs that one parent could support an entire family. As I watched most manufacturers exit over my life time what I noticed it became a necessity and common for both parents in my community to work, there was an increase in poverty, families needing public assistance and an increase in broken families.
After manufacturing exited another nail in the coffin of the middle class in my area is when construction and trades started using the large influx of available migrants which plummeted wages, raised unemployment, increased public assistance and moms having to work.