Work/Life Balance Statistics
  • More than half (65 percent) of Americans are stressed to their limits. One in three Americans said income loss and increased amounts of personal debt are causing the most strain on their lives. Source: Bellevue University consumer study
  • Nearly 3.9 million student parents enrolled as undergraduates in colleges and universities (equal to nearly one-quarter of the 17 million undergraduate students across the country). Source: The Institute for Women’s Policy
  • 30% of employees often or very often feel burned out or stressed by their jobs, 27% feel emotionally drained from their work, and 42% feel used up at the end of the work day. Source: five-year study of the American workforce conducted by the Families and Work Institute
  • There is strong evidence that earnings make a woman more, not less, desirable as a partner. Source: Time Magazine
  • With money tight, Americans who have been out of the workforce for several years have decided to go back to work to supplement the family income. Women are leading this charge – one in 10 women report returning to the workforce to help make ends meet. Source: Bellevue University consumer study
  • The number of stay-at-home mothers has fallen from 5.3 million to 5 million. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
  • Nearly one-quarter of working adults simply don’t like their jobs. They desire a career transition because they want to find jobs they actually enjoy. In some cases, that means inventing a job for themselves, which is why 12 percent of survey respondents have decided to start their own businesses. Source: Bellevue University consumer study

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