The study involved 1,053 families.
The researchers found that the 580 working moms spent less time with their children than the non-working moms. But the difference wasn’t far less than we expect.
Working mothers compensated it by sacrificing other activities. They spent less time on housework or socializing than non-working mothers. They also spent more time with their children at weekends.
Moreover, the quality of interaction working mothers had with their child tended to be superior. Working mother often played talked and hold their infants.
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Huston, A.C. & Aronson, S.R. (2005). Mothers’ time with infant and time in employment as predictors of mother-child relationships and children’s early development. Child Development, 76, 467-482.