|(3)||Mother's Employment Status
The rate of employed mothers increased year by year.
The rate of mothers with or looking for a job is higher with children without younger siblings.
The rate of employed mothers has increased year by year, from 25.1% in the 1st survey to 41.8% in the 4th survey (Figure 2).
The rate of mothers newly employed during the past year (answering "unemployed" in the 3rd survey and "employed" in the 4th survey) was 16.4%. The rate is lower with children who have younger siblings (12.6%), than without (18.5%). The rate in the 3rd survey of unemployed mothers who replied, "seeking a job" in the 4th survey, was also lower with children who have younger siblings (8.3%) than without (13.5%) (Table 4).
|Note:||The figures are based on the total responses of children living with their mothers in the|
1st through 4th surveys (total replies: 39,661).
|Notes:||1)||The figures are based on the total responses of children living with their mothers in the 3rd and 4th surveys (total replies: 40,446). The total includes the number of samples with "unknown" for each item.|
|2)||The "unemployed" includes "unknown" and "students" concerning job-seeking status.|
|3)||The status of with or without younger sibling(s) is from the 4th survey.|