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Women Breadwinners, Best of the Best, Stacey Dooley

Women breadwinners, Women's Prize for Fiction, cyber sex in the Philippines, fathers on sharing parental leave and pay. Presented by Emma Barnett.

One in three mothers in working families are the main breadwinners according to a new report out today. Giselle Cory from the Institute of Public Policy Research on what's behind a ten percent rise in the figures since 1996.

On the 20th anniversary of the Women's Prize for Fiction, you can vote for your favourite read with the Best of the Best of the last ten years. Today hear Martha Kearney, chair of judges in 2006, discuss the winning novel, On Beauty, by Zadie Smith.

Stacey Dooley on the launch of BBC Three's Gender Season which looks at some of the worst places in the world to be female and investigates why the Philippines is fast becoming the world capital of the cyber-sex industry.

Six months ago, fathers became entitled to share statutory parental leave and pay during their child's first year. We hear fathers' reaction to this new opportunity and discuss its impact on employers with management consultant Mary Mercer.

Presenter: Emma Barnett
Producer: Anne Peacock.

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58 minutes



  • Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

    Martha Kearney talks to Emma about Zadie Smith's novel On Beauty

    Duration: 07:58

  • Female Breadwinners

    Giselle Cory explains what's behind a ten percent rise in female breadwinners since 1996

    Duration: 09:28

  • The World's Worst Place to Be a Woman?

    Stacey Dooley speaks to Jane Garvey about her investigatory documentary for BBC Three

    Duration: 06:01

  • Fathers and Shared Parental Leave - Part 1

    We spoke to fathers at a Dads Rock playgroup in Edinburgh about shared parental leave

    Duration: 10:40

  • Fathers and Shared Parental Leave - Part 2

    Mary Mercer discusses the impact of shared parental leave on employers with Emma Barnett

    Duration: 07:58


Role Contributor
Presenter Emma Barnett
Producer Anne Peacock


  • Mon 19 Oct 2015 10:00

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