Herald Sun August 26, 2008
MORE than two-thirds of working mums in would rather be at home with their children. But for most it is not an option because they need a job just to make ends meet, exclusive polling for The Daily Telegraph reveals. The Galaxy online survey of 1000 adults shows that financial pressures are forcing most mums back to work when they would prefer to stay home. While some mums return to work for a more comfortable lifestyle, nice holidays or private education for the children, they are in the minority.
Only 7 per cent of mums return to work because they feel their career is important and a similar proportion want time out from the family. Grandparents have become the new childcare as the soaring cost of looking after the children increasingly becomes prohibitive.