The number of economically active mothers with children under 16 rose by 9 percent between 1984 and 1994. But working mothers continue to be discriminated against. Mothers are said to earn on average 22 per cent less than other women and with a variety of overwhelming and constant demands on their time and energy when mothers do return to work they often have to take jobs requiring fewer skills and less responsibility than the one they left. This report looks at the problems faced by women with dependent children in coping with the often conflicting demands of home and work. Having visited Sweden, Finland and Denmark in the course of the inquiry, the Committee discusses how provision for working mothers in the UK falls far short of provision in a number of other countries but also how better provision can impose considerable costs and burdens on the economy. The Committee makes recommendations on maternity pay and maternity leave, the introduction of family leave and a statutory right to paternity leave, availability of childcare, training for working mothers and flexible working arrangements. The problems discussed in this report will also be of relevance to women caring for elderly or disabled relatives. Volume 2 of this report, (ISBN 0 10 281395 7 38) contains the "Minutes of Evidence" and Volume 3, (ISBN 0 10 281495 3) contains "Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence".
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Stationery Office Books. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some wear and barcode page may have been removed, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-I-003-00689