Mothers are keen to get back to work

Mothers are increasingly keen to get back to work once their children reach school age.

With childcare costs proving to be a drain on many people's savings accounts, it is little wonder that women are desperate to start earning once their nippers are old enough to start their education.

Also, as general living expenses seem to be rising all the time, a lot of families really need the extra income at the moment.

According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of mums with a child aged between six and 14 who formed part of Australia's total labour force grew to 79 per cent in 2010-11.

This was a two per cent increase on 2006-07, which suggests that mothers are happier to get a job as soon as their offspring come of age.

Of course, raising a child is not easy and a lot of people only find it feasible to do part-time work. Two-thirds of employed mothers with children under the age of six worked on a temporary basis in 2010-11.

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