The question of whether women are more likely to stay at home to take care of the children is a big one, and there’s a reason why.
The number of working women who say they’re “not really” home for the holidays is up almost 50% in the past decade, and that trend is getting even more pronounced in 2016, according to a study released this week by the Pew Research Center.
There were more than 1.3 million working women in 2015, up from 1.1 million in 2007, according the study.
While working women have always been more likely than their male counterparts to work from home, the number of women working from home rose steadily from 2008 to 2016.
That’s largely because of the baby boomers’ tendency to work longer hours, according for the Pew report.
There are more working women today than there were at the start of the century, and they’ve been staying home longer, the study found.
Women who work from their homes make up a smaller share of the U.S. workforce than in any other developed country.
That makes sense, said Jessica Valenti, a senior economist at the National Employment Law Project.
The women working away from home aren’t necessarily working more hours, either.
Many stay home to spend more time with their children and their spouses.
And when they’re at home, they’re doing things like cooking and cleaning.
Women working from the home make up just under 15% of all working women, but they account for nearly 40% of the working women of color, according a report by the American Association of University Women.
The reasons for the shift in work patterns are complex, Valenti said.
For one, working from a home might be seen as a form of “white privilege,” where women are expected to do the work and make up for the lack of paid maternity leave or paid sick leave.
But that’s not the only reason women are working away.
Working at home also can mean that women are less likely to have the time to travel.
The Pew report also found that the more often women work, the more likely they are to work part time, even if that part-time work is “generally unpaid.”
Working less is not a new trend, Valentis said, noting that working more often is associated with more work-family conflicts, and the higher the cost of living.
For example, working part time in a fast-food job might mean that you have to work fewer hours, which means you can’t save as much for your kids, Valentides said.
“We’re all living in a world where the demand for more work is really, really high, so it’s a pretty easy thing to get caught up in,” Valentis added.
But women who don’t want to work full time also have less money to save for a baby.
As the economy is increasingly connected to technology, and women have been more dependent on technology in recent years, the demand to save more for a child has been skyrocketing.
Working longer hours and taking paid leave can be a big reason why women are choosing to not work full-time.
The cost of caring for a family and kids is on the rise, too, Valentines said.
The increase in working hours has also increased the amount of time women are spending on social media, according Valentis.
“It seems like the more time women spend on social networking, the less time they are spending with their families,” Valenti noted.
That is not to say that working less hours is bad.
It’s important for working mothers, Valentios added, but it’s important to understand that working at home might also have negative consequences for working women’s health and well-being.