Working Mothers: Most mothers are not at full-time paid jobs


Most mothers are not at full-time paid jobs. Only about 6%—not 70% as we are told—of mothers of children under 3 are at full time jobs.

These graphs (download PDF here) present a breakdown of mothers’ labour force participation rate statistics from the OECD. Labour force statistics have been misused to argue for high demand for daycare centres and preferential funding for daycare over parental care. Kids First recognizes that every mother is a working mother.

2001. Kids First Parent Association of Canada – infograph (PDF): “Mothers’ Labour Force Participation Breakdown 2001—Canada”

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