childcare and working mums
Come back ‘Superwoman’: the lost ideal of combining motherhood and work
Guardian, 17 September 2011
The ideal of the 'Superwoman' juggling motherhood and work has been scotched. Now the pressure on women is to be perfect carers, with careers like a dirty secret. By Zoe Williams.
David Willets: feminism has held back working men
Daily Telegraph, 1 April 2011
The rise of equal rights for women has left working-class men struggling to get on in life, according to David Willetts, the Universities Minister.
Modesty and low ambition keep women out of top jobs
Sunday Times, 20 February 2011
A new study suggests hesitancy and self-doubt, rather than overt male sexism, limits the number of women in senior management roles.
Nick Clegg outlines plans for new parental leave rules
BBC News Online, 17 January 2011
The Deputy Prime Minister has outlined plans to press ahead in April with changes to allow couples to share maternity leave.
Yes, I admit it - I’m a woman who’s bored stupid with her life
Daily Mail, 17 June 2010
A routine of repetitive, unsatisfying and unrewarded activities has left a generation of women suffering from 'dumb mum syndrome', says Liz Fraser.
How Labour blew the children’s inheritance
The Times, 11 June 2010
Profligate spending, central targets and a thicket of bureaucracy — to achieve what? By Jill Kirby.
Mothers in the workplace: call this choice?
Guardian, 8 June 2010
I gave up my career to look after my kids, but I'm angry that it's almost always women who do so. By Jessica Smith.
The Times, 7 June 2010
Labour conducted an experiment in policy for the earliest years of life. Its poor performance reflects confused objectives and the difficulty of the problem. Times leading article.
Parents face childcare fees rise
BBC News Online, 10 February 2010
Childcare costs in England, Wales and Scotland are continuing to rise, a survey by the Daycare Trust suggests.
Quit babying women in the workplace
Alpha Mummy, 7 February 2010
Is legislation originally designed to protect women in the workplace killing them with kindness?
Sure Start centres fail to help neediest families
Guardian, 13 January 2010
Despite extra funding, a "low level" of outreach work means parents and children in the poorest areas are not getting the services they need.
Women in the workforce: Female power
The Economist , 30 December 2009
Across the rich world more women are working than ever before. Coping with this change will be one of the great challenges of the coming decades.