Must-Know Working Mothers Statistics [Latest Report]

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"70.6% of mothers with children under 18 are in the labor force."

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"Dual-earner couples constitute 63% of all married-couple families with children in 2017."

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"44% of working mothers work part-time while the other 56% work full-time."

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"In 2021, 39% of working mothers were their family’s primary breadwinner."

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"Working mothers spend an average of 98 minutes per day on childcare activities in 2020."

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"68% of working mothers in the U.S. felt that working while raising children was mentally manageable."

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"78% of working mothers say that their jobs give them a sense of identity in addition to being a parent."

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"Mothers who work from home spend an extra 49 minutes per day on childcare when compared to those who work exclusively in the office."

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"54% of working mothers report work-life balance as a significant challenge."

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"63% of working mothers believe that employers should do more to support them in balancing their work and family lives."

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"21% of single working mothers live below the poverty line."

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"Mothers who work full-time experience a 23% wage gap compared to men, while part-time mothers experience a 7% wage gap."

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"40% of working mothers feel that they have missed out on career opportunities due to their parental responsibilities."

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"75% of working mothers in 2019 experienced career interruptions related to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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"36% of working mothers report that their career progression has been negatively impacted as a result of having children."

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"53% of working mothers reported feeling guilty about how their work affects their children in 2013."

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