Head-Start Mothering

Facts of Life

Children whose moms stay home during the preschool years develop faster emotionally and score better in reading and math tests. That's according to a major study by Britain's Institute for Social and Economic Research. The study also found that the disadvantage for kids of working mothers starts in grade school and persists into early adulthood, with lower educational attainment, higher unemployment and greater likelihood of childbearing early in life.

Source: The Guardian, Nov. 14 Register illustration by Tim Rauch