BJ'S BLOG 03/18/13 "Working Full Time"
On Friday, I read an interesting study about mothers that left me annoyed.
According to a new Pew Research survey, more mothers are interested in working full time compared to five years ago.
The data shows that 37% of moms want to work around the clock which is up from 21% in 2007.
The poll found a “strong correlation” between financial well-being and how much mothers want to work.
Roughly 47% of those who claim they “don’t have enough to meet basic expenses” saying full-time work would be ideal while women who are wealthy are just as happy to work part-time job or not at all.
This really surprised me because I would have thought that number would have gone down.
What is really sad is that the number of families that need both parents to go to work full time just to meet basic expenses! If most people have to have double incomes just to raise a family, then as a country we have failed.
If both parents want to work that’s fine, but if they HAVE to then the government and big business has failed us. Either that or people are just dumb with their money and in that case, our school systems have failed.
Either way, this needs to change because children will thrive better if they have a stay at home parent with them.