Stay-at-home mothers on the rise in U.S.

American women are staying home to raise their children in higher numbers.

That’s according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

Pew notes an increase in immigrant mothers, more women unable to find work, and ambivalence about the impact on young children, as reasons for the jump in stay-at-home mothering.

As the Associated Press reported via, the share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29 percent in 2012. That’s up from a low of 23 percent at the turn of the century.

The 29 percent includes women who are “married, single, disabled, enrolled in school or unable to find work.”

The largest share of at-home mothers – roughly two-thirds – had working husbands.

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