Astudent named Foofy (who you`ll be taking statistics with) conducteda survey. In her sample, 83% of mothers employed outside the homewould rather be home raising children. She concluded that "thestatistical analyses prove that most working women would rather be athome." What is the problem with this conclusion?
Inthe modern world most of the mothers prefer going for work thanstaying with their children at home. Research done at Harvard foundthat only one out of ten women stays at home to raise the family.This translates to 10% of mothers who prefer staying at home thangoing for work.
Anotherresearch from office of the national statistics shows that thefigures of mothers who stay at home has dropped more than a third inthe past two decades which according to the history is very low.However, this survey does not include unemployed women who areclassed as looking for work. This means that there may be mothers whojust stay at home due to lack of job.
Surveydone in 24 countries in North and South America, Australia, Europe,Asia and the Middle East found out that adult daughters of workingmothers are more likely to be employed compared to those of stay athome mothers. Therefore, more mothers are preferring to work thanstaying at home. The survey also suggests that these daughters are ina position to earn more and get bigger positions in their jobs.(Uppal & Statistics Canada, 2015).
InU.S.A, 71% of all mothers today work outside home according to surveyby Cohn et al (2014). Most of this mothers are ‘traditionally’married while a growing number of unmarried women takes share.
NewYork magazine (2010) ranked children care was ranked 16thout 19 activities among Texas women surveyed. This shows that highnumber of parents don’t take staying at home with their children asfun.
Theconcluded survey by Foofy seems to have being done in a specificgeographical area hence missing the correct statistical evidence.According to Cohn et al (2014), opinionsvary by religion, ethnicity and education.
Cohn, D. V., Livingston, G., Wang, W., & Pew Research Center.(2014). after decades of decline, a rise in stay-at-home mothers.Washington, DC: Pew Research Center, Social & Demographic TrendsProject.
Uppal, S., & Statistics Canada. (2015). Employment patterns offamilies with children.
NewYork magazine (2010) AllJoy and No Fun: Why parents hate parenting,"