by Amy L. Hatch
While the playing field may be more even than it was for our mothers, our generation of women are still feeling the pinch when it comes to equality.
A new survey of 1,259 women between the ages of 25 and 40 conducted by ForbesWoman and TheBump.com shows that while 80 percent of those respondents work outside the home, most mothers reported that they are still responsible for the majority of housework and child care.
A majority of working women surveyed (63 percent) said they identified with the statement: “Sometimes I feel like a married single mom.” A whopping 66 percent of stay-at-home moms also agreed.
In addition, 47 percent of working moms said they almost never get a break, but 93 percent reported that their partners do. One out of every five stay-at-home moms said they need a break “all the time” but 50 percent of them say they “never” get one.
Working moms are swamped, that much is clear: 92 percent say they are overwhelmed with workplace, home and parenting responsibilities. Their stay-at-home counterparts report feeling that way, as well, with 89 percent agreeing with that statement.
Partners of working moms should beware, if this survey is any indication of the resentment brewing in their homes. One out of three women say their partners could definitely be more helpful at home and 44 percent of those women are bringing in the majority of their household income.
So, we want to know: Do these results reflect your feelings or are they totally off-base?