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Release Number CB18-SFS.65
Component ID: #ti633981945

Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, West Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother’s Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Presidential Proclamation 1914

Key Stats:

Source: 2016 American Community Survey.

Component ID: #ti1248071773

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Component ID: #ti640999967


More Stats:

How Many Mothers? Source: Current Population Survey, June 2016, and 2015 American Community Survey.

Characteristics of Women with a Recent Birth

Source: 2016 American Community Survey.

Subjects include age, race, nativity, educational attainment, poverty status, labor force status, and public assistance by the United States, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

From International Trade:

USA Trade Online — The Official Source of Trade Statistics (FREE to all users) — After an account is created, select options for “State Export Data (Origin of Movement)” or “State Import Data (State of Destination)” by “HS” or “NAICS.” Select “State,” “Measures,” “Commodity,” (“flowers,” “jewelry”) “Country,” and/or “Time” for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

Stay-at-Home Moms

Source: Current Population Survey, 2017 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

Taking Care of the Kids

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (2009-2018).

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

Source: 2015 Nonemployer Statistics.

Single Moms

Source: Current Population Survey, 2017 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

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