A new study on working mothers shows that their ideal choice is to work part-time. 60% want to work part-time but 75% work full-time.
Results from the new study:
- 60% of working mothers think part-time is their best option. (Up from 48% 10 years ago.)
- 21% of women with children under 18 think full-time is the best choice.
- 19% think that not working at all is the best option.
Latest figures on working mothers:
75% of working mothers work full-time.
The discrepancy between what women want and what is currently available to them in the workplace represents a huge opportunity for companies to attract and retain these employees. What women want is benefits and flexible schedules. Companies willing to provide them will win out in the long run.