Caring for children number one barrier to work for women

New yearly statistics have found that nearly two-thirds of women looking after their children would prefer to be working in some capacity but are unable to do so. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation for the 2023 financial year found that caring for children remained the greatest barrier for women wanting to be in the workforce.  According to the ABS, in 2022-23, out of 5.1 million parents with children aged under 15 years, 700,000 were out of work. But about 85 per cent of out of work parents with children were mothers and […]

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