A look at CareerBuilder's survey on working moms
The life of a working mother can be hectic. Many report that they are struggling to support their family financially, while still finding quality time at home, according to a survey released in May by CareerBuilder®.
More than 35 percent of working moms and 44 percent of working dads surveyed by the company said they are the sole financial provider for their household. And making ends meet is harder for most moms, who are three times more likely than their male counterparts to earn less than $35,000.
Add to this that 25 percent of all working moms said they spend two hours or less with their children each work day, up from 17 percent in 2010, and the fact that 24 percent take work home at least once a week and it is easy to see why work-life balance is an important issue for this group. In fact, 31 percent of all working moms said they would take a job with less pay if it meant they could spend more time with their children.
"While all indications point to economic recovery, working moms are still waiting to feel the effects," said Hope Gurion, chief development officer at CareerBuilder, and mother of two. "However, these moms possess a great deal of resourcefulness and resilience and continue to provide for their families. While moms say they would give up things, including pay, to spend more time with their children, they are making the most of the time they do have and getting creative in work arrangements."