Story: Workforce composition

Juggling work and home life

Juggling work and home life

Juggling paid work with childcare is still usually more of a problem for mothers than for fathers, especially when children are very young. Tania is a part-time school teacher from Ruatōria on the East Coast, and a mother of five children aged from seven months to 14 years old. This chart shows her frantic working day. She says, ‘It’s all about time management, eh? You can’t waste a minute.’

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Workforce composition - Men’s work, women’s work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010