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Lower-income Families with an At-Home Mother

Lower-income Families with an At-Home Mother

Contrary to popular belief, many lower income families have an at-home mother caring for their young children. Commenting on the findings of his recent research on low-income families (earning less than $38,000 for a family of four), Gregory Acs of The Urban Institute says: "The need for child care is very important for families that have no other options. But what you most often see is the dad going out to work and the mom staying at home." The Urban Institute - Five Questions for Gregory Acs.

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