Realities of Mothers in Europe

FTM recently publicised the chance to contribute to this report – the full version of which can be seen here.

One of the conclusions is:

Mothers want choice (clearly written or implied). They do not want to be imposed in a specific model usually based on economic criteria. They want to be respected and enabled in whatever choice they make to raise their children and employment model they choose depending on the lifecycle they are in. They want a better recognition of the importance of “unpaid family care” and motherhood in society.

One Response to “Realities of Mothers in Europe”

  1. Marcia Cook Says:

    Can’t we just boil the whole question down to two choices:
    1) The future is a matter of personal choice and parents should shoulder the burden of having and bringing up children entirely themselves (probable result: very few children);
    2) Society realizes that it wants a future and commits to help parents bringing up their own children, not penny pinching on the requirements, and parents commit themselves not to opt out of the task of educating their own children and also making them responsible members of society. Mothers should not have it both ways: either children (who should be deemed more important than work) or work. This would be fairer on both the children and the workplace.

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