Is part time work better then no work?

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Is part time work better then no work?
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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 3:02pm

Does part-time work for mothers improve their lives?

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 6:40am

I loved working part time.

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 10:01am

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 12:33pm

Well, coming from a person who doesn't have any kids (yet), when I think about it I do think working part-time while raising your children will improve your life. The main reason I started this was to help with my research towards the subject for my women's studies class. I believe working part time will help mothers 1) earn money 2) decrease the daily stress of parenting and 3) get to establish relationships with the people they work with.

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 1:11pm

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 1:44pm

Ditto Ditto Ditto

I've been a sahm & now I'm a wohm.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:30pm

What about the Dads?

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:43pm

Things become extremely complicated when one has kids, to the extent that one cannot make a blanket statement about whether working part time would improve life or make it worse.





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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:46pm

There is no one way is the best way in life.

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 3:42pm
First, you don't get to tell others what would improve their lives.

That said, everything you specified can be achieved in ways other than workting PT. WOH can achieve those things. WAH can achieve those things. With the exception of earning money, SAH can achieve all those things.

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 9:58pm

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