National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

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BY Jim Cosgrove

July 20-26, 2003 Issue | Posted 7/20/03 at 12:00 PM


Facts of Life

Nearly 10.6 million children were being raised by stay-at-home mothers last year — an increase of 13% in a little less than a decade, according to a newly released Census Bureau report. Of the 41.8 million children younger than 15 who lived with two parents last year, more than 25% had mothers who did not have a job outside the home.

Source: Associated Press, June 17 Illustration by Tim Rauch.