How will the economy affect WOH/SAH?

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Registered: 04-08-2003
How will the economy affect WOH/SAH?
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Wed, 02-11-2009 - 1:09pm
How do you think the economy will affect decisions by women to stay at home versus work? With so many people losing jobs, do you think more women will be forced back into a job to help out (or take over) family finances? Is SAH parenting

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Registered: 02-07-2009
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:21pm
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:49pm

i didn't mean to attach,"living beyond means" to having a nanny.

 

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Registered: 02-07-2009
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:05pm

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:32pm

Why would you assume that a wohm would be living beyond their means with or without a nanny?


Why would you assume thta a family with a sahp is living below their means?


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:35pm

<this economy are probably WOH families than families with a SAHM.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 08-31-2008
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:57pm

There's been 3 million people laid off in the past few months and more to come. I would imagine that anyone losing their job is hurting, no matter their parenting status or lack there of. Do you think layoffs only happen to WOH families? Do SAH families plan or cope better than woh with the loss of all income? Personally, I rather have some income than none, but I've always lived well below my means as a wah family.

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Registered: 01-20-2009
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 4:39pm
I disagree.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2009
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 4:41pm
What about households that have both a SAHP and a nanny?
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Registered: 08-25-2008
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 5:49pm
I think the opposite will happen.
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Registered: 10-07-2004
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 6:57am

Things are already pretty bad here in Michigan, and they have been for some time.

For a few years running, I've barely stopped by a gas station or deli without watching the long line ahead of me dwindle quickly because many were merely picking up applications rather than making a purchase. I've seen lines at application kiosks at grocery and retail stores. My husband had the duty of hiring one person for a part time, minimum wage job a few months ago. He didn't advertise the job beyond putting a sign outside of the building for just 6 hours. Within a week, he had over 100 applications to choose from.

I think it'll be tough for SAHPs to find even part time, level entry type work if the nation catches up with double digit unemployment like my area has.

I SAH when my kids were young. I had full confidence at the time that I could go back to work if need be because my former employer left an open offer on the table. I don't know if I could make that choice now.

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