Personally, I have never put much stock in statistics. They don't tell the whole story. The danger also exists that people will make assumptions based on those numbers or the labels often assigned to them. And I really dislike labels.
What statistics do is provide a quick, sometimes convenient high-level overview. So based on my research, here is a snapshot of moms in America. I thought some of you might find it interesting:
- There are more than 82 million moms in the U.S.
- 4 million American women have babies each year
- Over 80% of women age 40-44 are moms
- 55% of moms w/infants work
- 72% of moms w/out infants work
- 5.6 million moms stay at home with their children