How corporate American has gotten worse (instead of better) for working mothers

For many mothers, striking a work-life balance is still a struggle.

Mothers face a plethora of challenges when it comes to starting a family, while building their careers. Critically, opportunities shift or disappear when they’re ready to go back to work, according to “Women, Work and Family,” a new analysis of research distributed this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. What’s more, when mothers get home from work they spend more time on housework and child care than their husbands, research shows.

A larger percentage of women work part-time compared to men — 64.2% versus 35.8%, according to the U.S.

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