Mothers in the Workplace

Today, more mothers work outside the home than ever before.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  the percentage of mothers with children under the age of eighteehn who worked outside the home has risen from forty-five percent in 1975 to nearly seventy-one percent by 2012.  

Despite the rising number of working mothers in the workforce however, they still face tremendous challenges including the limited availability of daycare and frequent discrimination by employers.   Working mothers typically earn less than women without children, even when other factors such as education and work commitment are taken into account.  This problem is aggravated in states without laws to protect working mothers and the issue of mothers in the workplace continues to invite controversy even today. 

But what about the simple respect that any worker should receive in the workplace

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