Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) More than four out of five mothers participate in the labour market
11.10.2022 - In 2021, 82% of mothers in Switzerland were economically active. This high level of labour market participation goes hand in hand with a large proportion of part-time work. After the birth of their first child, one in nine economically active mothers leaves the labour market and the proportion of part-time work doubles. In Switzerland, the proportion of mothers participating in the labour market is higher than the European average. These are some of the findings from the publication "Mothers in the labour market in 2021" from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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More than four out of five mothers participate in the labour market
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Mütter auf dem Arbeitsmarkt im Jahr 2021