Rich and poor married moms are more likely to stay at home with the kids, but for entirely different reasons

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  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2019 11:18 p.m.

    Rich moms can afford to stay home and assume they won't ever need to work even if they get divorced or become widowed. Some get enough when they divorce or are widowed they never do have to work. Even they should work on skills and education to contribute to their communities. Poor moms have generally had kids they couldn't afford to raise or educate and middle-class working moms will have to pay for theirs too since the rich are the ones with the tax cuts and loopholes. This is particularly true in some cultures where a large family is an expectation and the norm. In Utah, it is even worse where wages for women with the same credentials as men are lower.

    I to do not understand even wealthy women going to work after their kids are raised to develop themselves or at least to work as volunteers where there are shortages of funds and help in the community.

  • WallE Walla Walla, WA
    Jan. 26, 2019 2:10 p.m.

    Strong educated Moms make for strong educated kids.

    It is odd to see Moms continue to "stay at home" when the kids are grown and leave the nest. Women deserve the rewards that come from giving their skills to society, including financial rewards that allow for further opportunities.