Working Mom Statistics and Trends

These numbers show how hard it is for working moms, or they're just interesting facts about how working moms affect society.

Working Mothers by the Numbers

70% of mothers with kids under 18 work, 75% full-time. 40% of such households have moms as primary earners; 67% of them are single. In 63% of married couples, both parents work. 43% of women quit jobs after childbirth.

Family Statistics with Households of Employed Mothers

For women with kids under 1, 57.8% work; under 3, 61.9% work; under 6, 65% work; ages 6-17, 76.4% work.

Income of Working Mothers

17% of US executives are women. Working mothers face a 4% income decrease per child. Only 6% of employers with 50+ staff offer full maternity pay, 39% offer partial pay, and 42% offer no compensation.

Household Duties of Moms Who Also Work

Women with children, even primary earners, are 5.5 times more likely than men to do most household chores. On average, working moms spend 98 hours per week when including family duties.

Social Perception of Working Mothers

41% view the rise of working mothers negatively, 22% positively. 75% reject women reverting to traditional roles. 72% believe too many kids are in daycare.

Working Mother Surveys

Working moms value career ambition (29%), not just money (70%). Many prefer part-time work (62%) and are content with compensation (61%).

I hope you learn from these stats: Working moms prioritize ambition (29%), not just money (70%), and often prefer part-time work (62%).

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Working Mom Statistics and Trends