Thirty percent of working moms in the United States are sole breadwinners in their household, according to the latest American Workplace Insights survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Adecco Staffing US.
However, being the sole provider may not be out of choice. In fact, nearly half (52 percent) of moms would stay at home with their kids if they had the means/opportunity to do so. Additionally, the same number of working moms grew up in a household where their own mother worked. Despite mothers’ different preferences on working or staying at home, the majority of working moms agree on one point; 74 percent want their children to pursue a different profession or career path than their own. These aspirations may stem from experiences or challenges they had in their own career.