Why do Women Normally Re-enter the Work Force?

  • Sue Syson
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)


According to statistics quoted at a recent conference, 51% of women return to a different job after a career break and 63% of women in the 25–45 year age group work. Figure 1 shows the percentage labour force participation of females in EEC countries in 1986 [EEC 89].


Career Break Confidence Building Recent Conference Minor Concession Woman Return 
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  1. [Ashton Tate 90]
    The Ashton Tate Partnership, Target,Vol 3, no 2, March 1990.Google Scholar
  2. [EEC 89]
    Commission of the European Communities, Women in Graphics,no 30, December 1989.Google Scholar
  3. [Personnel 89]
    Personnel Management, Institute of Personnel Management, August 1989.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue Syson
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  1. 1.Women’s SkillsMiddlesbroughEngland

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