Working Moms Content with One Child, Not Keen to have Second Kid: Study

Chennai: Increasing expenditure, together with the need to devote more time and energy, both in taking care of parents and raising kids, are the key reasons why as many as 35 per cent working mothers in urban India avoid considering having a second child, a random survey conducted by Industry body Assocham Social Development Foundation revealed.

“The stresses of modern marriage, job pressures, cost of raising children are key reasons why many mothers want to stop after their first child and decide not to add to their family,” the survey among 1,500 working mothers of only children conducted ahead of Mother’s Day (celebrated on second Sunday of May each year), showed.

The random survey was carried out in cities like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai during the course of past one month to gauge as to how much time working mothers generally spend with their son/daughter and their plans of having/not having another child and the reason for the same, an Assocham release said here today.