on the make-up of SAHMS.
One of the things I think that article missed is the large number of affluent college educated Moms/Dads who work very part time. They are automatically not included in the SAHM definition (like here). I see that for more often that a true sahp.
I myself did not fit the SAHP description for three years of the years I have sah since I made about $1000 in each year according to the IRS.
Someone on this board dubbed them (finallyme), "foot in the door" Moms.
Actually, yes. And when you are below poverty level, you get so much for free.
when you are below poverty level, you get so much for free.
In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that
Yes, nearly all of the SAHMs I know have HH incomes well above $75K. (And no, I don't read others' bank statements, but based on the median housing price here, I'm certain this is correct.) I'm pretty sure I live in a bubble, though, as they are also in the category of women who left professional jobs to SAH.