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Motherhood may set a woman's career back, says study

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 26, 2017, 12:05 pm IST
Updated : Sep 26, 2017, 12:05 pm IST

According to research, giving birth to a child could set a woman’s career back by six years.

Researchers found that becoming a mum can lead to missed promotion opportunities, issues caused by contemporaries and staff, management and/or procedural changes in the workplace (Representational image)
 Researchers found that becoming a mum can lead to missed promotion opportunities, issues caused by contemporaries and staff, management and/or procedural changes in the workplace (Representational image)

A new study now finds that having a baby sets a woman’s career back by six years.

Researchers found that becoming a mum can lead to missed promotion opportunities, issues caused by contemporaries and staff, management and/or procedural changes in the workplace, along with shifting priorities.

 

Commissioned by Easy Offices, the research found that half of those polled said having a baby had a negative effect on their career with 42 per cent of them believing that they perhaps would have been in a more senior position if they did not have children.

Furthermore, quite a few working mums believe that they have been discriminated against since having a child and there are yet others hwo are wary about returning to work following maternity leave.

Speaking to The Sun, a spokesman for Easy Offices said that the findings show how difficult it is to adjust to the new priorities that come with having a baby but also suggest it can be hard to reintegrate into the workplace.”

 

The study further fins that three in every 10 working mums have faced negativity from colleagues because they had to take time off to care for their children and over a quarter said that initially they felt left out after coming back to work.

Three in 10 have experienced negativity from colleagues because they have had to take time off to care for their kids.

Mums believe it typically takes 13 months to get back up to speed upon returning to work after maternity leave but the study also found that a lot many women have left job roles because they found it too difficult to juggle both them with parenthood.

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