At what point do your choices around having kids begin to impact on your desire or ability to work? For many women, the answer is 3. No matter how old you are or what ages your kids may be, women with 3 kids are less likely to work than women with 2.
According to News Ltd reports:
Research paper Fertility and Labour Market Participation used ABS Census data, and shows 55 per cent of mothers of three are in paid employment compared to 68 per cent of mothers of two.
The biggest difference is among women under 30. Just 21 per cent of mothers with three are working, nearly half the 41 per cent of their two-kid counterparts, the Australian reported.