Thursday 22 March 2018

Aideen Sheehan: Jobs are on the rise but numbers don't add up for parents

Aideen Sheehan

Aideen Sheehan

THERE'S been a lot of good news on the jobs front lately but for many parents it's an academic issue.

That's because even as more work becomes available it sadly still doesn't pay for many mothers – and increasingly fathers – to return to the workforce.

A new report highlights the very real bind many young families are in – they'd like to work but sadly the figures just don't add up, and by the time they've paid their childcare bills they could end up in the red.

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