My stepfather's parents were both depression era children, both graduated from High School in 1941 just in time for WW II. There got married in ’43. After the war was over, he went to college, she supported them both by working.
His mother became pregnant, so they moved to Illinois to be close to family. She was strictly a stay-at-home mom with four children to raise. In ’62 his dad went to work at GM outside Detroit, and they lived in the suburbs. In 1966, his parents divorced and kids stayed with mom who basically raised them off child support, she did not work.