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New poll shows more working moms prefer to work full-time

Mother working while holding a baby, looking stressed.
Mother working while holding a baby, looking stressed.

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A new national poll from the Pew Research Center out today finds a big spike in the number of working moms who say they'd prefer to work full time. Pew's survey of women with kids under the age of 18 found that nearly a third said they'd like to work full time. That's up from 20 percent in 2007.

Researchers believe tough economic times is a big part of the reason why, but there may be some other factors at play.

Here with more on the delicate balance between work and family, especially here in Southern California, we're joined by Darby Saxbe, a mother of two who works as assistant professor of psychology at USC.