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Study: Moms who work non-traditional hours less likely to receive social support

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 11:41:55-04

Being a mom is one the hardest jobs out there. However, a new study shows that not every working mother is getting the help they need.

According to a study published by The University At Buffalo, working moms who do not work the traditional 9am-5pm work schedule are less likely to get the social support they need.

The study found that moms who work non-traditional hours were less likely to spend time with their significant other and have more conflict in their relationship. The odds of getting a divorce increases as well. This in turn has an affect on the child and their development. 

The study compiled results from authors who questioned 2,716 women that gave birth in large cities between 1998 and 2000. The results were published in the Journal of Marriage Monday.