Career breaks;Child file;Briefing;The week in education;News amp; opinion

5th November 1999 at 00:00
THE Department for Education and Employment is offering education credits worth up to pound;150 to mothers who take a career break to look after their children so they can update their skills before returning to work. The move is part of a drive by the Equal Opportunities Commission to close the pay gap between men and women as research shows that women still earn on average 20 per cent less than men.

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