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‘I’m a teacher and after paying the childcare, I’ve €50 left every month’


by Amy Lynch
20th Apr 2022
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With the cost of living skyrocketing, Ireland’s lack of affordable childcare means women are having to choose childcare or career. 

There’s a common calculation many women make and the formula goes like this: amount earned after tax minus childcare fee = decision on whether pursuing your career is worth it. It’s a cost-benefit analysis that often favours men’s careers since the estimated gender pay gap in Ireland is 14%. If the amount leftover from the wage after the staggering childcare bill has been paid is little, then it’s deemed not worth her while.  As the...

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