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Mothers still do the lion's share of housework

Media release — May 2016

Australian mothers continue to do the lion’s share of the housework, even when their children have headed off to school and left home, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Mothers still do the lion's share of housework

A quarter of parents prefer a male "breadwinner"

Media release — August 2015

One in four Australian partnered mothers and fathers believe that the male breadwinner model is better for the family, according to new research published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

A third of Australian mothers not working

Media release — November 2013

More than one third of Australian mothers with children under 15 are not in paid employment because they are caring for children, have health problems or face other barriers to employment, according to a research report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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