Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 16th, 2004
"Strong beliefs persist about the negative effects of maternal employment on women, their marriages, and their children, in spite of considerable systematic research indicating that, on average, employment has positive effects," wrote R.C. Barnett and associates, Brandeis University.
"The underlying assumption is that the roles of wife and mother are 'natural' roles and are therefore performed without undue stress. In contrast, the role of employee is seen as 'unnatural' and therefore highly demanding," the authors explained.
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