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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has labelled stay-at-home mums as the “greatest untapped potential” for Australia’s workforce.

The study indicates that we could suffer “potentially large losses to the economy” when women stay home to care for their kids or work short part time hours. The results indicate:

  • Young Australian Women are better educated than men – nearly 54% of women aged 25 to 34 have a university degree.
  • There are potentially large losses to the economy when women stay at home or work short part time hours.
  • 50% of single mothers do not have paid work.
  • 45% of working mums with partners have part time jobs, averaging 20 hours a week.

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Source Details: Back to work, mums, Herald Sun, Natasha Bita

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