Mail Online (UK) 18th February 2010
Young mothers are turning their backs on high-powered careers to raise their children, a study has found. Their mothers, or even grandmothers, lived through a time when women fought for full-time work and better pay. But today’s generation is returning to the traditional values of home and family – and looking to men to be the breadwinners.
The about-face was highlighted yesterday in research presented by leading sociologist Geoff Dench, who has analysed responses to questions asked in the annual British Social Attitudes survey. His analysis comes against a background of growing political pressure on mothers to go out to work.