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Why is it so hard for younger mothers at work?

Vidhya Ravi
5 min readJul 6, 2018

Integrating work and children is hard no matter your age, but what happens if you have children earlier than most? According to a study of 196 moms by Ginamarie Ligon-Scott, assistant professor in Villanova’s psychology department, most women work for about five years before becoming pregnant — but there was a sharp contrast in this between non-salaried and salaried women.