Wellington: Ask a child under five, if he prefers a yummy mummy at home or a working mother, the reply is out without a bat of the eyelid; Younger kids below five years of age find moms yummier if they are at home, a survey reveals.
A survey conducted in New Zealand had shown that a measly two percent are okay with mothers getting back to work full time, despite having young children to take care of. The Massey University study revealed that 40% of the people surveyed were of the opinion that a child below the age of five goes through turmoil when his mother returns to full time work. Nearly 83% of the survey participants did not disapprove a childless married woman seeking employment.
Despite a significant portion disapproving the mothers of young kids seeking full time employment, 50% of the respondents felt it was possible to strike a secure and comfortable relationship with the children, on the same lines of a stay home mother. The survey also established that quite a chunk of the respondents felt housewives were as contented as those employed and earning.