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 - 1:07pm
Yes, that may well be. When I reread, I saw that the percentage in the HHI>75k category was bigger than I had at first thought.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 1:20pm
Same here.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 1:27pm
In recent years females have been attending college and getting degrees at a higher % than males. That could be a reason why only 25% of adults have degrees but their stats show stats in the 30%S for SAHM/WOHMs.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 2:02pm
That's what I was thinking, too. Occupations that men (w/o a college degree) typically choose pay more than occupation than women (w/o a college degree) typically choose. In other words, you can make a living wage as a plumber, but not as a daycare worker.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 2:40pm

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.

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Registered: 09-26-2009
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 5:29pm

Actually, yes. And when you are below poverty level, you get so much for free.

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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 5:38pm

when you are below poverty level, you get so much for free.

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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 6:14pm
Most of the things you list that are "for free" (hunting, canning etc) are available to people of all incomes aren't they? I do realize that low income people get some things for free, but I don't think any you listed covered it.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 6:25pm
Yep, that's starting to happen at law schools too; I just hadn't realized the difference was so significant at the undergrad level.
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 8:37pm

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.

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