“I Make Full-time Money Working Part-Time”

Imagine having an extra 10 hours a week to spend with your kids, get chores done, even squeeze in a few long walks-while you still make good money. It’s fantasy for many women. While only 24 percent of employes women work part-time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, six out of 10 working women said part-time hours are ideal in a 2007 PEW Research Center study.

For most women, going part-time means accepting the obvious trade-offs. They often make less money, lose benefits, and risk putting their career off track…

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