by Jermaine Haughton
Originally published: March 31, 2017
If you are a mother who is attempting to return to the workplace but finding full time opportunities and salaries limited, or a father who feels unable to fully enjoy family life due to the constant demands of work, it is likely you are suffering from the ‘Parenthood Penalty’.
Although traditionally, mothers are often the main focus of the substantial challenges faced by parents trying to climb the career ladder and take care of their family responsibilities, the 2017 Modern Families Index revealed many fathers are also struggling to cope.
While working mothers are often found to suffer a loss of earnings, promotions and career opportunities, the 2017 Modern Families Index found that working fathers are being pushed out of demanding, high pressure jobs, with many considering stalling or side-lining their careers to find roles they can better combine with family life.