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One in five mothers of young children have thought about leaving workforce, survey shows

Almost twice as many working mothers as fathers have considered leaving their jobs because of the burden of childcare, research reveals.

A survey of 3,000 parents with children under four, commissioned by women’s rights group the Fawcett Society and Totaljobs, shows that new mothers disproportionately feel the strain of juggling childcare and work, and that it affects their finances, work-life balance, careers and aspirations.

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