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Mothers are struggling to find part-time jobs, says report

Mothers are being forced into badly paid, low-skilled positions because there are so few part-time jobs available in Britain, according to a new report.

The research from the Resolution Foundation think-tank and parenting website Netmums suggests that women are paying the "highest price in Europe" for motherhood.

Out of the 1,600 women they surveyed, more than 90% had jobs before they had children.

BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Williams spoke to James Wilkinson, an employer who has hired two mothers on a part-time basis.

He also heard from some mothers about their experience searching for part-time jobs.

To hear other 5 live interviews, please visit the best bits page.

  • 09 Feb 2012