Mothers are an untapped economic resource: OECD

Source: Pexels

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report saying single mothers and young women are an “untapped resource” and could boost the Australian economy by 20 per cent in 20 years. The OECD says employment for women will improve their well-being and quality of life, saying there are many single stay-at-home mothers with university qualifications that could be utilised.

But experts say women face a number of barriers in finding work, gaining promotions and finding flexible work hours to allow single mothers to cater to their children and various responsibilities.

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