Monday, October 19, 2015
Survey from Thomson Reuters Foundation and Rockefeller: Can You Have Children and a Career?
Almost half of women in the G20 are confident that having children won't wreck their career, with women in emerging countries and younger women most optimistic that they can juggle families with work, a survey reveals on Tuesday.
A poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation found 47 percent of more than 9 500 women were confident of having a family without hurting their career. Only 23 percent fear a negative impact and the rest are uncertain.
Brazil tops the table with 74 percent of women saying they did not think having children would damage their career, followed by South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia and India where about three-fifths are optimistic about having both.
By contrast, it is women in some of the richest G20 countries - Germany, Britain, France and Japan - who are most worried that having children would sideline their careers.