New mothers forced back to work over debt worries

Click here for this Guardian article.

Ann Robinson, consumer policy director at uSwitch, said: “Debt and financial considerations combine to be the biggest motivating factor behind new mothers returning to the workplace. Despite women being told that they can ‘have it all’ and can choose whether to be a working or stay-at-home mum, the fact is that most have this choice stripped away from them by the financial realities of modern life.

…or, more specifically, this choice is stripped away by the policies of successive governments that subsidise anyone to look after children except their own parents.

One Response to “New mothers forced back to work over debt worries”

  1. Laura Robinson Says:

    As someone has already commented on the Guardian website, this is not a new phenomena. Over the last 15 odd years, there has been considerable pressures to return to work early. The current economic depression/recession has accentuated the situation.

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