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Working mothers – do young children benefit?

Working mothers – do young children benefit?

Crosby, Danielle and Hawkes, Denise (2009) Working mothers – do young children benefit? Britain in 2010.. pp. 102-103.

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Dramatic changes in working patterns have occurred among mothers of young children, with employment rates doubling since the 1970s for those with offspring under five. More than half of mothers are now in work before their children begin school – unheard of a generation ago. But what is the effect on children? That depends on the timing and characteristics of parents’ work and the quality of care children of working mothers receive, say researchers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Britain in (Year) is the annual magazine of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) [2] This news item is about research from the ESRC’s Gender Equality Network which can be found at
Uncontrolled Keywords: female labour supply
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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