By Jane Burnett
New research from TD Ameritrade shows that 52% of Millennial parents think having kids has been good for their careers. Conversely, 14% say it’s “harmed” their chances of getting ahead. Twenty-three percent had a neutral response, saying that it’s had “no impact.”
In the same vein, 51% say that they consider themselves “more family focused,” while 35% say that they’re “more career focused and/or focused on my studies.” Still, 13% say they don’t fit into either category.
Head Solutions Group polled 1,519 Americans between the ages of 21 and 37 for TD Ameritrade.
They weighed in on their “long-term career goals,” showing that surprisingly, 11% say they don’t have one at all.
The research also found that 48% of Millennials predict that they’ll attain the “American Dream” by the time they hit age 40.
So, does this include a home with a white picket fence? Maybe, just maybe — it was defined as: to “own a home, be married, have a family, a good job and 401 (k), etc.”
This is what they say has happened so far, with most falling solidly into the first category:
More than 10% don’t see themselves reflected in these options.
Originally published at www.theladders.com