Most first-time mothers do not go back to work full-time

Only
one in 10 women holds down a full-time job in the decade following her first
child, claims research.

Between
25 and 40 per cent of the 1,500 women surveyed over a 10-year period combine
motherhood and work.

The
study published by the Economic and Social Research Council shows that most
women who resume full-time work are professionals in their 30s. Determining
factors for their return include the flexibility of their employer and the
ability to pay for childcare.

This
group was also the most likely to separate from the fathers of their first
child.

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