Monday, June 15, 2015
Recent study from Harvard Business School on working moms' effect on their kids differs from earlier British study
According to recent Harvard Business School study reported today, daughters of working mothers in the US often achieve more in life and wind up in managerial positions themselves, as in a story in CNN Money Monday, link here. Male children were more likely to learn child care and share household chores. The Harvard Business link is here.
On the other hand, a study in the UK Daily Mail (story by Steve Doughty) shows very different results, indicating that working moms who return to full time work quickly leave children in a situation similar to being raised by single mothers, whereas the same is not true for dads. Conservatives in Britain are trying to use this as an argument against mandatory family leave policies, link to the story here.