More American mothers are staying at home full-time, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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 in 2000, and 26 percent at the height of the recession in 2008.

Factors cited by Pew to explain the increase include more immigrant mothers, who are more likely to stay home with children; more women unable to find work; and ambivalence about the impact of working mothers on young children.

The largest share of the 10.4 million at-home mothers — about two-thirds — had a working husband.

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