Would married women work outside the home in your country?
16 Jun 09
It depends on the couple. Before only the guys should work while the women should stay at home taking care of the children and the husband. But as time passes, women could also work especially when the guy cannot support his family. But still there are guy who want their wives to stay home with the kids and he'll do all the working. I'm getting married soon. I'm a licensed engineer but my husband to be wanted me to be a full time wife so that I would personally take care of him and our future children. We're still thinking of what would be our set up after the wedding and I'm looking for something that will not require me to go out and work in the office to take care of our future kids while earning so I could still earn my own money.
• El Salvador
4 Jan 07
I live in Canada, so its normal for mothers to be working. Although in some areas, its less common than others apparently. I was in Barry's Bay, Ontario visiting my husbands family, and his Aunt was commenting about us "working mothers" and how she just doesn't understand it. Sure, of course she doesn't understand it... her and her husband and two kids live with her mother, and pay no rent. She doesn't have to worry about money at all. But I don't just work for the money, I work because I like to. When I was on maternity leave for 6 months, I was bored out of my mind and craved adult time and didn't get much of it. At work I get to spend time with my friends, and keep my mind active.
4 Jan 07
These, I believe is a matter of the past, In the philippines,generally women would help their husbands work for a living, sometimes I even have the feeling, that more women are working to feed the familly than men now a days, mothers are in other country working hard while their spouse are home with the kids, Try to make that observation in your place alone. Although, a stay home mom is the best career a married woman could have if at all possible,
4 Jan 07
When I was married 46 years ago, it was most unusual for a girl to continue working after marriage. A few did, but only until she found out she was pregnant. In fact, married women who worked were rather frowned on. In recent years it is unusual to find married women who don't work, and even when she has children, they are put into child minding care while she goes to work. I am not saying this is wrong. In many cases it is a financial necessity and it is every couple's right to decide what is best for them. I believe that a woman who works misses out on the very best experience of life: being a full time mother. Nothing else can replace the joy of caring for a baby, or the privilege of nurturing a young life. I could never have handed my children over to someone else to look after.
• United States
24 Dec 06
In our country unarried female work and then get married easily and continue to work except a very solvent family married women work due to necessity of family maintainance. In my family of course no married women work as I have no want for living and maintain my family. I do not see any offence if she work in a good office. I know many married women work for money plus hang and do unwanted deal with a reliable friend for extra income but it not known in her family. Have any married woman like this in any one's country?