More mothers in the workforce

September 29, 2017 25 comments

family life

Significantly more mothers are now employed than were earning only 11 years ago, the Office for National Statistics has revealed. In a fresh analysis of data from two existing surveys – the Labour Force Survey and the Annual Population Survey, the ONS discovered that the percentage of mothers in paid employment now stands at 73.7…

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Family and friends ‘can be representatives in court’

September 28, 2017 2 comments

Court of Protection

Friends and family members may represent vulnerable people in Court of Protection proceedings, a Judge has ruled. The case concerned a “young” man, referred to as MSA, who has serious learning disabilities and is confined at home where he is cared for by his mother. These restrictions on his freedom of movement were formally authorised…

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Mothers and siblings ‘as significant as spouses’

September 26, 2017 0 comments

family law

An adult’s mother and siblings can be just as important to their mental health as the relationship they have with a spouse. Researchers from Iowa State University have suggested that mid-life depression may be the result of tension with these members of the family. The team gathered data from 495 adults from 254 families, asking…

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Children of single mothers don’t suffer

July 5, 2017 19 comments

family law

The children of single mothers do just as well growing up as their peers with two parents, a new study suggests. A researcher from the VU (Vrije Universiteit) University Medical Centre in Amsterdam has challenged the notion that a child must be raised by both parents to avoid difficulties in their youth and later in…

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Women still do majority of the housework

June 17, 2017 1 comment

family law

Women still do the majority of the housework, according to newly published data. This is true despite the ever-increasing number of women who work full-time and those who are the breadwinners for their household. The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) analysed data from the2016 Census and found that, on average, women do around 14…

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