With this in mind, how do you feel about mothers reproducing and using welfare to support their children when they are under 5 years old?
The point came up on my feed last night that mom's should be at home, no matter what, and given this data it seems like "welfare moms" aren't as... numerous as one would believe. THe basic point was, people aren't having kids because it's too stressful to support them.
I don't know if providing financial support/incentives (someone clarify the difference?) would make it less stressful... the one person I know personally who received cash benefits was supposed to live off of $300 a month for her and her son. She was in high school so very little time to work. That seems pretty damned stressful.
My problems with the notion that we should pay mothers to stay home with children until they are five is 1.) generational welfare in our country seems to be a problem and I worry this would make it worse 2.) mothers who are already educated and working may leave the workforce, and that seems like it would compound the problem.
That said, it seems like as a country, we need to collectively get busy. What do you think?