We never wanted to assume standard roles as parents – so we didn’t
Working parents may fret about finding the right kind of childcare but what do their grown-up offspring remember now of those years when mum and dad weren’t around?
Working in the home contributes asmuch as that of a ‘working woman’
Marking 40 years since the abolition of the Civil service ‘marriage bar’, a week-long series examines Irish women’s working lives.
Businesswoman Marissa Carter talks about the reality of balancing life and work
Women have come a long way since the marriage bar but still have a long way to go
Workplace set-up makes it hard for men to play bigger role in family life
Ireland has a long way to go before it achieves parity of pay between the sexes
Government should provide comprehensive childcare for pre-school children, say parents in an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll – but don’t ask them to sacrifice child benefit to pay for it
These days, many couples’ homes are run as two separate financial entities
Passionate about work and about parenting
Draw up a list of chores and then divide them equally to achieve parity
One woman finds that being in her 20s gives her time to think things through
Women were paid about half the salary of men 40 years ago, and from the 1930s to the 1970s many were not allowed to work after they married
An Irish Times Ipsos MRBI survey on women and work has found that Irish women are happy with their work-life balance but feel underpaid and undervalued compared with men
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