Varieties of the Worker-Mother and the Challenges for Policy

Marian Baird

7th Oct 2013 6:00pm-7:15pm (BST) London, United Kingdom

Public Lecture: Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED)

One increasingly important category of workers is that of ‘worker-mothers’. Within the group there are important distinctions: worker-mothers returning to work after maternity or parental leave; worker-mothers who are female breadwinners; and worker-mothers who have opted for self-employment. Drawing on current research, the presentation discusses the characteristics of each group and the policy challenges they represent for government and employers in relation to gender equity.

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