A New Study Gives Us Another Reason to Celebrate Working Mothers
Matthew Yglesias, Vox: A New Study Gives Us Another Reason to Celebrate Working Mothers - Vox
The researchers find statistically significant differences in outcomes for both boys and girls, though the outcomes are different.
Daughters of working moms grow up to earn more money, in part because daughters of working moms are more likely to be employed and more likely to be employed in a supervisory role.
Sons of working moms don’t have significantly different economic outcomes, but do grow up to be more likely to spend time taking care of family members or doing household chores.
In other words, the adult children of mothers who held jobs when they were little kids are likely to grow up as adults who are somewhat less gender-conforming. Their daughters “lean in” more in the labor market, and their sons “lean in” more at home.
Don’t feel guilty for working moms; its good for your kids!