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  • WHAT’S A “KID”?

    Filed at 6:54 am under by dcobranchi

    It’s a serious question– How does the Census Bureau define a child? The reason I ask is this Mother’s Day factoid:

    The Census Bureau says it’s a growing trend, based on the increasing number of children who live in such households. In 2002, there were 10.6 million children with stay-at-home moms — or about one-fourth of all U.S. kids. That’s a 13 percent increase over eight years.

    There are 50 million in the schools. Plus the many millions below the compulsory attendance age. So, what gives?

    One Response to “WHAT’S A “KID”?”

    Comment by
    May 10th, 2005
    at 3:19 am

    Well, often stay-at-home mums tend to have more children. That would explain some of the difference. And as people generally nowdays are having even less children, the ‘more’ that the SAHM have is even more by comparison.