This month Harvard Business Review put out a media release announcing new research that looked at the outcomes for adults raised by working mothers. It found that women do better in the workplace if they had a mum who worked outside the home before they were 14 years old. Specifically, they performed better, earned more and had more powerful positions. Men didn’t change in that they were as likely as sons with stay-at-home mothers to hold supervisory positions and earn comparable salaries. They did however, contribute more at home.
The findings were based on a survey of 50,000 adults aged 18 to 60 in 25 nations worldwide in 2002 and 2012
Read full media release Having a Working Mother is Good for You, Harvard Business Review, 18 May 2015