Part-Time Work for Moms Could Provide Best Work-Life Balance, Study Finds

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Part-Time Work for Moms Could Provide Best Work-Life Balance, Study Finds
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American Psychological Association

Can part-time work increase the chances of full-time happiness for modern moms?  So suggests a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

"In all cases with significant differences in maternal well-being, such as conflict between work and family or parenting, the comparison favored part-time work over full-time or not working," the study's lead author, Cheryl Buehler, a professor of human development and family studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, said in a statement released by the APA.

Buehler and co-author Marion O'Brien, a colleague at UNC-Greensboro, analyzed interviews conducted with more than 1,300 moms.