Your Health 1-18-13 Working women

A new study suggests working women who are in charge of running their household are less likely to pursue promotions and types of career advancement.

University of California, Berkeley psychologist Serena Chen says, "It appears that being in charge of household decisions may bring a semblance of power to women's traditional role, to the point where women may have less desire to push against the obstacles to achieving additional power outside the home."

According to the researchers, despite improved gender equity in many areas, women still tend to have responsibility for raising children, and household chores and finances. The researchers say their findings suggest that this has an effect on women's career choices.

Researchers say this data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.