It's a working mum's world - nurse, cook, maid, teacher ...

'The problem is that our current understanding of ‘working mother’ is that of babysitter, teacher, nurse, cook and maid all rolled into one frazzled fembot. And what about our understanding of dads who work? Well, they’re just men.' Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Lorraine Courtney

A new Glassdoor survey, which compared equality measures in European countries and the US, found the gender pay gap is wider in Ireland than anywhere else in the study. No surprise there, given our troublesome combination of paltry paternal leave, lack of flexi-jobs and steep childcare costs.