Thursday, September 25, 2008

10. Being Working Mum.

Do you sometimes worry that the stree of caring for a family while holdind down a job will drive you into a madhouse or an early grave?
In fact, a 2005 study found that women who combine a carere with marriage and matherhood are less likely to have poor health than those who stay at home or have no children.
A study in the UK following British men and women born in 1946 throughout their lives, also found that 38 percent a long-term homemakers were obese by their fifties, compared with just 23 percent who had been working mothers.

Sadly the same benefits don't come from going it alone. Lone working mother were less healthy than ones with partners or childless women (though still healthier than mums who didn't work).

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