Many times, women are working and raising a family at the same time. This responsibility can prove to be one of the most challenging experiences a woman faces. Needless to say, women are successfully accomplishing both, but it is important for all to recognize this unique Fact[her] when developing legislative policies and promoting our values as a Party.
- Working mothers today have their hands full. Statistics show 70% of all mothers with children under the age of 18 work. 1
- The labor force participation rate for single mothers with children under 18 years of age was 74.2% in 2013 and 67.8% for married mothers. 2
- There were 5.2M stay-at-home moms nationwide in 2013. Comparatively, there were 214,000 stay-at-home fathers. 3
- $118,905 average salary a stay-at-home mom would make if she were paid 4
Women Heads of Household
Whether by choice or necessity, a significant number of women are head of their household. Understanding this Female Fact[her], can aid in the way legislators, companies and society communicates and addresses the needs of these women.
- In 2011, 45% black families, 25% Hispanic, 12% of Asian and 16% of white families were maintained by women heads of household. 5
- In Texas 30% of all household are female-headed 6
- Of the 24,739,000 married couples with children in the U.S. in 2011, 57.5% were dual career couples 7
- In the U.S. in 2010, 29.2% of wives in dual-working couples earned more than their husbands. 8
- “Economic Issues for Women in Texas 2014 Report” commissioned by the Texas Women’s Foundation
- https://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2013FG.html Table FG2