Children the main factor holding back women in the workplace

Children the main factor holding back women in the workplace


Pregnancy and children are the biggest obstacles for women in the workplace, according to a new survey.


Jobs website Monster.co.uk asked: “What do you think is the biggest obstacle for women in pursuing a successful career?”


The 1,792 respondents from the UK highlighted the main obstacles:




  • Pregnancy and children 48% (851 votes)


  • Difficulty in being accepted as equals by men 21% (378 votes)


  • Nothing, women have the same opportunities as men 20% (367 votes)


  • The salary gap compared to men 8% (143 votes)

The results of the current Monster Meter are based on votes cast by Monster.co.uk visitors on 14-28 February 2005.


www.monster.co.uk

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