By Daniel Kobialka
In CareerBuilder’s annual survey of working mothers and fathers around the United States, researchers found that 34% working moms reported that they are the sole financial provider for their households. Meanwhile, 39% of working dads stated that they are the sole financial provider.
“The household dynamic has changed over the years with women reshaping traditional roles,” Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, said in a press release. “Women account for more than half of the U.S. workforce and are often the breadwinners for their households. While many women successfully manage careers and families, the quest for more quality time at home will always be top of mind.”
This study also showed that 17% of working moms said their jobs have negatively impacted their relationship with their children. In addition, 12% of survey participants noted their jobs have negatively impacted their relationship with their spouse or significant other.
CBS News reports that a recent MassMutal study revealed that More than 77% of women with school kids between six and 17 are working either full- or part-time. Retirement planning is also a major challenge for many working mothers, and this study showed that 40% of respondents said that they haven’t tried to figure out how much they need to save for retirement.