April 8, 2014 10:00 AM

More mothers staying at home, not entering workforce

The share of mothers who don’t work outside the home rose to 29 percent in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23 percent in 1999, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The increase follows declines recorded most years from 1970 to 1999 as more women entered the workplace, driven both by a sense of empowerment and financial demands

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