Part-time working mother is the norm

Ellena Thoma with her 22 month old daughter Georgiana. Photo: Jacky Ghossein

More Australian women are going back to work after having children, but they prefer to work part-time and the age of their children when they rejoin the workforce is getting younger.

A new report – Parents Working Out Work – shows the proportion of mothers in employment has risen from 55 per cent in the 1991 census to 65 per cent in 2011.

Half of mothers now return to work by their child’s first birthday, compared with 39 per cent of mothers in 1991…continue reading the article here.

mums@work | 21.05.13