A recent study from best-selling author Emma Johnson found a unique pro to single moms who have a 50/50 schedule with their co-parent: they are more likely to earn more money!

Johnson conducted the Single Mom Income and Time-Sharing Survey with 2,279 single moms to discover if there is a correlation between parental time sharing, income and better overall wellbeing. Released on Jan. 11, the study demonstrated a strong relationship between income and a single mother’s parenting time.

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Johnson found that mothers with a 50/50 parenting schedules are 54 percent more likely to earn at least $100,000 annually, compared to mothers who have their children with them most of the time. More so, those with a 50/50 schedule are more than three times as likely to earn more than $100,000 than a single mom with 100 percent of time responsibility.

As far as well being, the survey also found that the 50/50 schedule helped 34 percent more moms to feel “awesome and proud,” compared with moms who are 100 percent responsible for their kids.

You can dig deep into the Single Mom Income and Time-Sharing Survey here.

––Karly Wood



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