International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Study of the Effects of Working Mothers on the Development of Children in Pakistan
Dr. Abdul Sattar Almani, Allahdino Abro, Roshan Ali Mugheri

The selection between staying looking after children and going for work is very difficult for Pakistani mothers. There are the arguments in favour and against the job of mothers. The supporters of mothers work are of the opinion that working mothers create self confidence, social awareness and sense of commitment, struggle and lot of monetary benefits. The opponents argue that by working, mothers deprive their children from early development and training. Hence, it is not immoral for a mother to have a job but it is probably not the encouraging activity for her children. The study attempts to find out the effects of mothers’ work on the early growth, training and performance of children. There were two main themes of literature review and twelve categorical variables. For this a sample of 1600 students, 1200 mothers and 800 teachers was purposely selected from different areas of Pakistan. It was found that the trend of mothers’ employment is increasing day by day. The children of mothers staying at home and working do not have any significant difference. Children’s view about mothers’ employment is found positive. There is no significant difference between children of employed and non-employed mothers. The attachment between employed mothers and children is decreasing.The research based suggestions are given at the end of paper.

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