Discrimination against working mothers

Other Names:
Active prejudice towards employed mothers
Prejudicial treatment of working women with children

More than 50% of children in the USA have mothers who work outside the home.


The influence of mothers' work outside the home does not pose any negative threat to the nature of children's daily experiences and their social, emotional, and cognitive development. Maternal employment, by itself, is neither good nor bad for all children in all circumstances. Other factors such as income, family structure, individual characteristics of the child, mother's education, and the availability of support services are much more important in shaping children's growth aid development.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Date of last update
18.06.2019 – 16:34 CEST