95% of Working Moms Consider Quitting Jobs

  • By Kim Eun-jeong

    December 14, 2019 08:31

    Some 95 percent of working women with children have considered quitting their jobs, according to a recent survey by the KB Financial Research Institute.

    The institute surveyed 2,000 working mothers with children up to high school and found that only a mere five percent of them have never thought about giving up their career to raise kids.

    The largest proportion or 39.8 percent wanted to quit when their child entered elementary school and 30.7 percent when they became pregnant.

    But instead, 34.3 percent turned to their parents for help and 20.1 percent to their siblings and other family members. That means more than half rely on their families to take care of their children.

    But 75.1 percent said they decided to stay in their current jobs, 39.4 percent for more than 10 years.

    The main reasons are to support family better (44 percent) and to increase assets (16.2 percent). Some 78.6 percent said they have amassed an emergency fund of W10.1 million on average (US$1=W1,174).

    Many are also grateful for technology for helping ease their burden such as purchasing food online.

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