Working mums are happiest

Study proves working mums are happier than stay at home mothers

A new study has revealed that working mums are happier than stay at home mothers, even if they work more than 45 hours a week.

The research conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, found that working mums had a higher level of ‘life satisfaction’ than their stay at home counterparts.

Taking data compiled over eight years by the British household panel survey, the survey had access to information from 5,500 households, which had answered a series of questions each year.

Authors of the report Alison Booth and Jan Van Ours commented on the findings, ‘Women without children do not care about their working hours, while women with children are significantly happier if they have a job, regardless of how many hours it entails.’ The report ended with the rather bleak conclusion, ‘Given this finding, perhaps it is not surprising fertility is declining in Britain.’

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