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Anika Myers Palm • Sep 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

What’s an ideal schedule for a working mom?

By Anika Myers Palm

Orlando Sentinel


In an ideal world, many American moms would work part-time, according to a Pew Research Center survey of mothers.

About 47 percent of mothers in the survey who have children younger than 18 say they’d like to work part-time — and about 44 percent of moms who already work full time say they’d prefer to ditch their busy work life for a part-time schedule. Unfortunately for those working moms, most say they can’t work outside the home less because they’re out of options (see this related opinion piece: http://aje.me/13zxvOu ).

Even moms who aren’t employed outside the home often say they’d like to be: about 40 percent of them want to work part-time, according to the survey.

Read more about the study at the Pew Research Center website: http://bit.ly/14W3AB5

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