Working Part Time May Be Better for Mothers' Health Than Staying Home When Children Are Young
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
A new study suggests mothers who work part time, especially when their children are babies and preschool age, have less symptoms of depression and better self-reported health than mothers who stay home.
In fact, in many areas, the emotional well-being and health of moms working part time was no different from mothers holding down full-time positions -- even if there were differences in paychecks.
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