Posted: Thu, March 14 2013 at 8:14 PM, Updated: Thu, March 14 2013 at 8:21 PM
Many more moms are interested in working full-time now compared to just five years ago, according to a new study.
The Pew Research study says 32% of mothers said they wanted to work full time. That's up 12% over 2007s figures - before the recession hit. The study ties the increased desire to work full time to the need for a bigger paycheck.
But working mothers face some troubling obstacles. Bloomberg reports the gender gap pays women, on average, 77-cents on the dollar to what men earn at the same full-time jobs.
Childcare is also becoming more difficult for working moms to
obtain. Under the current sequestration Head Start and Early Head Start programs are facing devastating budget cuts.