Friday, September 03, 2010

Married moms don't want to work full-time

It turns out that feminists haven't got their claws in as deeply as it looks. From Heritage:

In reviewing data from the 2000 National Survey of Marriage and Family Life, Wilcox found that only 18 percent of married women with children said they would prefer to work full-time, in contrast to 46 percent who would prefer to work part-time and 36 percent who said that they would prefer to stay at home. In addition, among married moms who were working full-time, nearly 75 percent said they would rather work fewer hours or not at all.


Jason said...

As opposed to what? Men who really, really want to work more?

Anonymous said...

You mean people don't want to work? The hell you say! Brilliant insight! You're on the track to tenure now. Who wouldn't "prefer" to work full time? In many cases, to live a stable middle class life, its a necessity.

The Social Pathologist said...

Ho Hum. Old news.

Catherine Hakim in the U.K. was one of the first to point this out.

She was pilloried by the femorrhoids.

Most women work because they have to, not because they want to. Still most women are happier working out of the house for a bit.