Role Strain of Employed Mothers Research has demonstrated that a significant proportion of employed parents experience a great deal, if not at least some difficulty managing employment and family demands (Warren & Johnson, 1995, p. 163). This type of role strain, especially in working mothers, can be accounted by the reshaping of economic and demographic forces seen in the increases in employment among mothers of young children (Ross & Mirowsky , 1988, p. 127). From 1970 to 1988 alone, the labor force participation rates for mothers with children under six years of age increased by 27 percent (Campbell & Moen, 1992, p. 205). Moreover, the dynamic of the family is changing and thus marriages are changing from an arrangement in...The end:
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