Poll: Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-time Work

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


07/12/2007 - In the span of the past decade, full-time work outside the home has lost some of its appeal to mothers. This trend holds both for mothers who have such jobs and those who don't.

Among working mothers with minor children (ages 17 and under), just one-in-five (21%) say full-time work is the ideal situation for them, down from the 32% who said this back in 1997, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Fully six-in-ten (up from 48% in 1997) of today's working mothers say part-time work would be their ideal, and another one-in-five (19%) say she would prefer not working at all outside the home.

Read the full article Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-time Work on the Pew Research Center Web site.

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