According to a new data from the International Social Survey Program analyzed by Harvard Business School, the future looks bright for daughters of working mothers.
Perhaps, it’s time to let go of the guilt and misperception.
The study spanned across 25 countries and involved 50,000 adults.
The data showed, daughters of working mothers:
Completed more years of education
Were more likely to be employed and in supervisory roles
Earned higher incomes
Important to note: Sons and careers were not influenced by having a working mom. Researchers weren't surprised since, in general, men were expected to work. BUT, sons raised by working mothers did spend more time on childcare and housework!
Yet, Pew Research Center says most people believe working parents are detrimental to their children: 41 percent of adults say the increase in working mothers is bad for society, while just 22 percent say it is good.
For more information, we suggest reading:
Mounting Evidence of Advantages for Children of Working Mothers
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