One study by the American Association for University Women looked at women who graduated from college in the 1990s and found that 23% of those who had become mothers opted out of the workforce, and another 17% were working only part-time. Fewer than 2% of fathers did likewise. Another study of MBA graduates reported that, 10 years after graduation, only half of women with children were working full-time compared with 95% of men. Women, in fact make up 2/3rds of America's part-time workforce.
The Pew Research survey reports that 60% of mothers with minor children prefer to work part-time, and 19% said they'd like to give up their job altogether. Let's face it. There is a tremendous gender gap in what mothers and fathers want to do with their time, That's not an indication of any "war on women." It's just the natural gender difference between males and females.
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