The report analyzes public views on issues affecting working mothers, including day care, gender roles, stress levels, education levels, family satisfaction and work discrimination. Data is derived from the U.S. Census and surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center.
The report finds that a strong majority of all working mothers (62 percent) say they would prefer to work part time, and only 37 percent of working moms would prefer to work full time. In perhaps the most powerful evidence of the cross-pressures that many working mothers feel every day, only 13 percent of moms who work full time say having a mother who works full time is the ideal situation for a young child.
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