Study Finds Being Raised By a Working Mom Can Lead to Greater Career Success

Modern working woman with child

By Rachel Sugar

A bit of good news from the "can women have it all?" trenches: According to new research, there are significant benefits for children growing up with mothers who work outside the home.

The study, which surveyed 50,000 adults in 24 developed countries, found that "daughters of working mothers completed more years of education, were more likely to be employed and in supervisory roles, and earned higher incomes," reports Claire Cain Miller in The New York Times.

And while working mothers didn't influence the careers of sons, they did influence their attitudes toward domestic labor. Men raised by working mothers spent more time on household chores and childcare.