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Mothers in the labor market in 2021
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".
|Theme||Work and income|
Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)More than four out of five mothers participate in the labour market
Federal Statistical Office