The share of U.S. mothers with children under age 18 who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This rise over the past dozen years in the share of mothers who stay at home represents a reversal from the long-term decline that had persisted for the last three decades of the 20th century.
"On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with current Wharton MBA students about how young women are thinking about their careers, families and future lives.
In the second segment, Friedman spoke with Kristina Milyuchikhina (WG '14) and Meaghan Casey (WG '15), about what it's like to start a family while in business school and the importance of choosing a partner who not only shares parenting care, but also shares the same values and ambitions."
"For all the progress made on women's rights, one measure of inequality still stands out: Females earn less than males, even in the same occupations. Closing this gender gap will require changing the way employers think about work."
Following last week's revelation that the planned extension of Flexible Working Rights to all UK employees would be delayed beyond the proposed implementation date in April, new statistics released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and a new report from the Working Families charity have revealed some of the disparities that exist in flexible working arrangements across the country.
A new wave of enterprising mothers is proving that you don't need to be chained to the desk in order to boost your bank balance. Charlotte Pearson Methven reports on the rise of the new pin-money posse
It's not just your working mom's work/life anymore! It turns out Work/Life strategies are important to a spectrum of employees, more so than ever before. Men, Women, Parents, Child Free Couples, Young Professionals, Boomers moving to next phase of life. Corporations that recognize this trend and support employees on work/life challenges - will keep their talent.