For the last three decades, there has been a long-term decline in the number
of stay-at home mothers. Yet that trend seems to be experiencing a reversal.
In 2012, there were roughly 10.4 million stay-at-home mothers due to demographic,
economic and societal factors. An increase in the number of stay-at-home
mothers may profoundly increase the number of awards of
alimony in our
divorce courts. For more details, visit the
Pew Research Center's official website.