This article in the Washington Post points to a new study by the Pew Research Center that found 37 percent of working mothers said they would rather work full time, a 16 percent increase from 2007. The article mentions the newly released Sheryl Sandberg book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, in which she discusses the lack of recent progress for women in the workforce and offers suggestions for women to gain power, especially in top executive positions. The article also cites the recession, however, and not women’s career goals, as perhaps the key factor behind the study’s findings.
Do you agree with the article? Do you think working full-time has more to do with economic necessity or professional aspirations, or is it an equal balance of both?