Why mothers want to leave their jobs to stay with their children – one side

Free translation of a report published in Época magazine, nº 474, on July 18th 2007 – Globo (Brazil)

 Why mothers want to leave their jobs to stay with their children

Celso Masson, Martha Mendonça e Solange Azevedo

Advantages of having a job, according to the report:

For the mother For the family Considerations about the labor market
She has professional satisfaction The mother who has a job doesn’t throw onto her kids the frustrations for interrupting her career Women are conquering space in the labor market
The woman doesn’t feel isolated or bored (feelings that could cause depression) The mother’s income keeps the standard of living for the kids Interrupting a career temporarily, in order to take care of children, affects the professional future
The woman isn’t seen as “unoccupied” The mother who is self-sufficient economically assures a better quality of life for her kids Women who stop working are outdated and not able anymore
She doesn’t suffer prejudice at home The mother who has a job contributes to her family security, if her husband is fired Employers look for consistent curriculums
As she has financial independence, she doesn’t become vulnerable The mother who has a job contributes to her family security, if her husband dies Women are more productive than men
She has emancipation The husband can help at home (in some countries, maternity leave is a couple’s right) Women can be creative and look for compensative activities, on the financial and professional satisfaction points of view
Professional ascent is an essential condition for the conquest of equal rights The father is not only required to take responsibilities at home, but also makes a point of assuming this role  
When children grow up, the mother will not feel worthless    
If she leaves her job, she can feel as an intruder at home, of which she no longer has control.    
The work at home is not paid.    

You can also see:

Why mothers want to leave their jobs to stay with their children – another side

Why mothers want to leave their jobs to stay with their children – Analysis

Why mothers want to leave their jobs to stay with their children – Marusia speaks

This post in Portuguese: Por que as mães querem deixar o emprego para ficar com os filhos – um lado

 

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