The Kids of Working Moms Are All Right

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If you're a working mom who feels guilty for being away from your kids, there's good news. A recent Harvard Business School study shows that women who had mothers in the work force are more likely to have jobs, supervisory responsibility and earn higher wages than women raised by mothers who stayed at home. Similarly, men who had working mothers are more likely to do household chores and spend more time caring for family members. We'll discuss the latest research on the effect of maternal employment on gender disparities at work and at home.


If your mom had a job when you were young, how did her working shape you? Wednesday at 10 a.m. we'll dive into a recent study from Harvard University that found benefits to mothers working outside the home.

Posted by KQED Forum on Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Elizabeth Long Lingo, assistant teaching professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and co-author of the "Mums the Word!" study

Kathleen McGinn, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and co-author of the "Mums the Word!" study

Sarah Damaske, assistant professor of labor studies and employment relations, and sociology at Pennsylvania State University and author of "For the Family? How Class and Gender Shape Women's Work"