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I think from an employer's perspective it is the cost that they have to bare in order for their female employes to have the choice. The state sector on the other hand has a different view as it is the taxpayer who foots the bill, and that is probably why there are relatively far more women holding senior positions in public bodies than in the private sector.


An interesting practical example is that we now have more women being trained as doctors, in fact more women than men. Research indicates that once qualified, many women will seek to work part time in order to bring up a family. Of course that is a great idea and only natural, but is does create capacity problems, so whilst we might have large numbers of trained doctors, many might not be available for a full week's work. Quite a dilemma really, how to balance motherhood and society's need to fully utilise a resource that they have paid for...about ?250,000 to train up a doctor I understand.

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