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Full-Time Work Grows Less Attractive to Moms (97-07)

From 1997 to 2007:
Full-Time Work Grows Less Attractive to Moms

 

Considering everything, what would be the ideal situation for you — working full-time, part-time, or not at all outside the home?

                                              

                                 — Working Mothers —                  — At-Home Mothers —
                                        1997            2007           Change         1997           2007       Change

                                     %            %          '97 to'07         %            %      '97 to '07

What's ideal for you?

Full-time work                 32               21             -11             24           16           -8

Part-time work                48               60             +12             37           33           -4   

Not working                    20               19               -1              39           48          +9

Don't know                     –                  –                                  –              3

 

# of Respondents         317               259                             140           153

 

 

Note: Based on mothers with children under age 18
[Pew Research Center; Network News, July-August 2007]