Working mums’ kids ‘may perform better’

The children of working mums may perform better at school than those of stay at home mums, according to US research.

The children of working mums may perform better at school than those of stay at home mums, according to US research.

The research by Rachel Lucas-Thompson, JoAnn Prause and Wendy Goldberg at the University of California, Irvine, found teachers tended to rate the children of mums who returned to work before they were three as higher achieving. They also had fewer problems with anxiety and depression.

The research, published in the ‘Psychological Bulletin’, found, however, that the children of middle and upper class families where both parents worked did less well academically when they were older.

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