Interesting article

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Interesting article
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Sun, 10-11-2009 - 9:40am

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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 3:54am
Yes, it is interesting. It is also good to be reminded that the upscale SAHM belongs to a tiny minority. The reality of most people is quite different.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 8:21am

i found the article to be just the opposite.

 

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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 9:00am
I don't think there is anything sensationalizing about it really. It is a summation of what the latest census data show with regard to SAHMs.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 10:02am
We had an interesting discussion about this on mothertalkers where I am a featured writer- one of my co-writers who has a blog called Mombian about lesbian motherhood did an interesting job dissecting the data and noted how it completely disregarded same sex households where a partner stays home, which are actually very common -- I'll see if I can find what she wrote
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 10:27am
Do you see the total lack of surprise on my face?
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 10:30am
Please, enlighten us. What was sensationalism in that article?
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 10:50am
You really think the fact that more than one out of every ten SAHMs lives below the poverty line is not a problem? Do you know what it's like to live in poverty?
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 11:49am

What I found interesting was the fact that 32% of sahms have at least a bachelor's degree, compared with 38% of wohms. I wouldn't have expected it to be that high for either group or to be that close between the two groups. (I've seen other statistics, perhaps less recent than these, putting the number of American adults with bachelor's degrees at about 25%.)

It's also interesting that 75% of mothers are wohms, yet this is still a debate topic. I wonder what percentage of the wohms work pt.

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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 11:56am
Yes, I thought that was interesting too. Especially in light of the fact that many of these moms with BAs presumably (in light of the rest of the stats) can't find work that pays enough to cover taxes, daycare and still leave some grocery money at the end of the week.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 12:27pm
Well, about one third of sahms have family incomes of $75,000 or above, and I suspect that many of these sahms are the ones who are more educated (and married to more educated men who earn these higher salaries).

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