Women Want Shorter Work Days

 - Mar 22, 2007   Updated: Aug 10 2011
References: livescience
A study from the analysis of labor statistics recently revealed that two times as many women compared to men want to cut back on hours in the office and would sacrifice their pay to do so. One explanation for this might be because women tend to take on a disproportionately higher amount of household responsibilities. Another reason might be that women feel that they need to be spending more time with their children.

Implications - These results are courtesy of the April issue of the U.S. Department of Labor's Monthly Labor Review, and do a good job of explaining why women's participation in the workforce has tapered off in the last five to ten years, said Lonnie Goldmann, a Penn State economist and the study's lead author.