Full-time work is losing its luster among working moms, according to a
new survey by the Pew Research Center. Instead, they prefer part-time
work: 60 percent of working moms rate part-time work as their ideal, up
from 48 percent in 1997, according to the survey. At-home moms also
have shown a change of heart. In 1997, 24 percent said full-time work
away from home would be best; that number has dipped to 16
So what's driving this shift?