According a study made in the Netherlands by SCP, the 70% of the women work less than 36 hours a week (This is the highest percentage in whole Europe). Two in three of this percentage have children older than 12 years old.

The SCP looked into mothers whose kids were aged 8 to 24. A total of 525 women participated in the study, and they had their first child at 29.

Half of the women of the study worked more hours when they children became more independent but just the third part of these women worked again the same hours as before they got pregnant.

“Working part time is not only deeply ingrained in our society, but also in the lives of many women themselves” said these women

The Dutch labour market is now extremely stretched, with low number of staff in many sectors, including retail, hospitality, care and business services – such as cleaning and security.




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