August 13, 2007

Working Mothers Would Prefer Part-Time Work

60%

That’s the percentage of working mothers who say their ideal situation would be working part-time, up from 48% in 1997.

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 they would prefer not working at all outside the home. Read More