By Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 11:08 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 11:08 BST, 3 October 2018
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
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