Mother and child
Mother and child

Benefits of growing up with working moms

ANI | Updated: Jul 20, 2018 00:50 IST

Washington DC, [USA] July 19 (ANI): Turns out, growing up with a working mother may be beneficial for kids.
A research has been conducted in United States and United Kingdom, which analysed data on more than 100,000 men and women, to determine whether a mother's employment status is in any way connected to her child's outcomes in adulthood, CNN reported.
The results of the research suggest that girls raised by working moms are more likely to be successful in life. Whereas, sons raised in homes with working mothers spend their adulthood caring for family members.
The research did not register any significant connection between a mother's employment status and her children growing up to happy adults. These children were found to be just as happy as those of stay-at-home mothers.
The study only measured the relationship between a mother's employment status and her children's outcome later in life. It did not imply that there are fewer benefits for the children of stay-at-home moms.
"This research doesn't say that children of employed moms are happier or better people, and it doesn't say employed moms are better," Kathleen McGinn, a professor at Harvard Business School and lead author of the study, told CNN Money.
The findings were published in April in the journal Work, Employment, and Society. Some of the preliminary research was released in 2015. (ANI)