Survey: Moms want more time with kids

May 11, 2007 at 8:46 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 11 (UPI) -- Twenty-eight percent of U.S. working mothers say their jobs are negatively impacting their relationship with their children, a survey found.

Twenty-five percent of working mothers say they are dissatisfied with their work/life balance, according to a Harris Interactive poll of 1,124 women employed full-time, with children under the age of 18 living at home. The poll was conducted for CareerBuilder.com.

Forty-four percent of working moms say they would take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their children, and nearly one in 10 say they would give up 10 percent or more of their salary to have more time at home.

Forty-nine percent of working moms who are not the sole financial provider say they would leave their job if their spouses or significant others made enough money for the family to live comfortably, according to the survey.

Thirty-two percent of the working moms say they spend less than three hours per day with their children and 23 percent report they have missed three or more significant events in their child's life in the last year.

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