Work/Life Balance Tougher for Women

A new study by the Pew Research Center confirms what we already know–namely that being a parent and advancing one’s career is tougher for women–as recently noted by Katie Gibson in Moneywatch.  Among working moms, 41 percent said being a parent made it harder for them to advance in their career but only 20 percent of working dads reported the same.

Nearly half of two-parent families or 46 percent have both parents working full time, up from 31% in 1970. Only 26 percent of two-parent households had a dad working full-time and a stay-at-home mom, versus 46 percent in 1970.

Read more about this study in Ms. Gibson’s blog Getting Ahead At Work Harder for Moms Than Dads

While it is an interesting report, it confirmed what every working mom already knows. It is hard to do two jobs at once!