"Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-time Work"

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Returning to full-time positions has been less appealing for mothers for the past couple decades. One-in-five mothers say a full-time position is a preferable work situation which is a decrease since the study conducted in 1997. Now, six out of ten said working a part-time position would be ideal and only 16% of mothers would prefer to work full-time outside of the home.

The Pew Research Center first conducted this research in 1997 and then once again in 2007. The results are based on telephone interviews, conducted on a sample of adults (over 18) living in continental U.S. telephone households. The oversample of minorities in the study was created by contacting a disproportionate number of area code-exchange combinatons.

In 2007, 2,020 interviews were conducted between February and March. There was a margin of sampling error of 3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.

Overall, I was very impressed with this research study. The article provides a comprehensive and thorough summary of the findings. The researchers provide appropriate information regarding the structure and execution of the study. The article also includes an attachment to a complete summary report as well as provides other relevant information and comparisons.

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