Pew Research Center has come out with a new study on working parents:
The number of moms who say they would prefer to work full-time is 37 percent, up from from 21 percent in 2007. The economy may be to blame, according to the report: Of those struggling financially, 47 percent wanted to work full time, compared to only 31 percent of those living with less financial pressure.
Yet a whopping 45 percent of moms and 41 percent of dads say the best thing for a young child is to have a mother who works part-time. Only 16 percent of dads said having a mom who works full time is best for children. So moms want to be working more, but a large number of parents feel that it's not best for the kids.
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They also found that both parents are stressed when it comes to balancing work and family, regardless of who works more hours or has more responsiblity at home. Maybe the dads are stressed because with the moms working, they have to take on more responsibiility?
Do you think their conclusions are accurate, that moms want to be working more but majority of parents feel that it's not the best for the kids? Where do the mother's wants and needs fall into the equation?