Does ‘doing the right thing’ now mean both parents working full time?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/katie-schmuecker/living-standards-parenting_b_8099874.html 

Government is encouraging all parents to work full time.

And of course ‘equality’ campaigners also want both mothers and fathers in work at all times,  rather than taking a longer family life cycle approach to work and care.  

We say:   There’s a time for everything but surely it doesn’t have to be all at the same time!   Between 20 and 70 there are 50 years –  so do we now expect everyone to be in paid employment for  45/50 years, as if there are no other equally important roles to play/different ways of contributing and ‘doing the right thing’?

Huffington Post 7th September 2015

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