A Mother’s Work: little understood

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A new mother appointed as Partner at top accounting firm On Wednesday June 24, 2015, the Australian Financial Review reported that there has been a noticeable increase in the number of women being promoted to partner at the big four accounting firms in Australia (‘Motherhood no bar to promotion at…

Mothers Are not Unemployed

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In November 2014 at the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Australia, the political and economic leaders of the world committed their countries to getting more mothers ‘back to work’. This commitment was made in either ignorance or denial of three of the most important areas of research of the last…

Is equal rate of paid employment of men and women a desirable goal?

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More equal employment of men and women could add $12 trillion to the global economy McKinsey’s Global Institute Report on the need for mothers to ‘return to work’ is titled: ‘The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth. The estimate of $12 trillion…

Are there references for the statement that 84 per cent of women consider the work they do as mothers is their most valuable work?

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Marie Peacock, Chair of the UK group, ‘Mothers at Home Matter’, commented on the post, ‘Is equal rate of paid employment of men and women a desirable goal?’ She asked are there references for the statement that 84 per cent of women consider the work they do as mothers as…