More mothers are in work than ever before

Rise of the working mum: More mothers are in work than ever before and women are more likely to have a job if they have children Employment rates for mothers with children have risen again to 74 per cent  Since 2010, women with children are more likely to work than those who do not The overall employment rate in Britain has been rising steadily for several years  

By Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 11:08 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 11:08 BST, 3 October 2018

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More mothers are in work than ever before, a new analysis of the jobs market reveals today.

The rise of the working mother has continued steadily since 1996 and now 74 per cent of women with children are in work.

Since 2010, women have been more likely to work than those without, the Office for National Statistics said.

More mothers are in work than ever before, a new analysis of the jobs market reveals today (pictured). The ONS has tracked employment based on having children since 1996

More mothers are in work than ever before, a new analysis of the jobs market reveals today (pictured). The ONS has tracked employment based on having children since 1996

But having children means women are more likely to work less hours - half work more than 30 hours a week with children compared to 70 per cent of those without.   

According to the latest labour market data, almost three-quarters of families with a mother and father had both parents in job. In almost half of these families, both parents worked full-time.

Since 1996, the employment rate for fathers has consistently been higher than for men without dependent children. 

Mothers are least likely to work when their children are very young - though the data shows

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