According to a recent Harvard research study, daughters of working moms climbed higher up corporate ladders, earned significantly more money, and were more productive on their jobs than the daughters of those mothers who stayed at home. Furthermore, their sons did more work at home and spent nearly double the amount of hours caring for other children in the house or family members than the sons of stay-at-home mothers. Additionally, similar research studies revealed that low-income family children did comparatively better when their mothers returned to work when they were still infants.
As it currently stands, the working mother’s level of social acceptance continues climbing while the Millenials have become more accepting compared to older generations such as the Baby Boomers. Ironically, other research studies have revealed that working mothers cry an average of once per week due to the stressful experiences involved with having it all. But we still have to question whether or not the data from these research studies truly proves how the children of working mothers really feel about them. However, based on the available data, you would think that the children of working moms have a positive perception of them.
On an interesting side note, we see that high school seniors (12th graders) during the current decade are supportive of men and women having equal roles in the career world. According to the research, 70% of this group felt that their working mothers had developed a warm relationship with them overall. During the 1970’s, that figure was only 53%. On a closing note, many of the individual participants of the Harvard research study felt that they were more ambitious to achieve their goals in life because their mothers worked. Additionally, once they were out on their own, it was easier for them to forge their own path in life.