Working moms may be in better shape, research finds

August 20, 2012 2:17:52 PM PDT
Hard work pays off for moms. That's because work is apparently good for their health both mentally and physically.

Researchers found woman who go back to work full-time soon after having children have more energy and mobility and less depression at age 40. They say working moms make more money and have more employment benefits than women who work part-time.

Stay-at-home moms may be more financially dependent and at higher risk of social isolation.

The findings were presented to the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in Denver.

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