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Table 2 Labor Force Status of Mothers with Own Children under 6, 1975–2005

From: Early Childhood Education and Care in the United States: An Overview of the Current Policy Picture

  With Children Under 6 Under 3 2 Years Old 1 Year Old Under 1
1975 38.8 34.1 31.5 31.2 (1977) N.A.
1995 62.3 58.9 64.3 58.0 55.0
2000 64.6 60.4 64.5 62.7 54.6
2005 61.8 58.4 62.3 59.6 53.8
  1. Note. From Current Population Report, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unpublished Tables.