“Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn’t work at all.
Working and juggling family responsibilities can be stressful. But can work, despite its demands, be less stressful than the alternative?
Mothers who worked longer hours had more juggling to do. They had more demands on their time and more stress. How could they possibly be in better physical and mental health?”
I was actually surprised by this survey; I expected that part time work would be the least stressful alternative. Looking forward to seeing more research in this field.