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The number of women not in work because they are looking after family or home has fallen by around a million since 1993, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
The figures show there were 2,913,000 women looking after family or home in 1993. Just over half of these wanted to work. In 2017, there were 1.9m women at home, 39% of whom wanted a job.
The ONS figures show that the number of men looking after family or home stood at 111,000 in 1993, with just 6.6 per cent wanting a job. That figure now stands at 252,000, with 10.7 per cent wanting a job.
The figures come as a new survey from My Home Move shows 55% of mums,who have recently returned to work from maternity leave feel their career have taken a backwards or sideways step, with those living in London and the East of England more likely to say this.
Some 63% of new mums say they would like to work from home and 83% state more flexible working opportunities should be made available for mothers returning to the workplace.