Maternity Rights in Britain: The Experience of Women and Employers


This book updates and extends the seminal PSI maternity Rights report carried out in the late-1970s, which represented the definitive statement of the implications of maternity rights for working mothers and of their impact upon employers thought the 1980s. The nature and extent of changes in the working behaviour of young mothers is fully chronicled, and the study includes detailed information from surveys of 5000 women and 500 or their employers.

The book provides the definitive source of information on maternity rights in Britain in the early 1990s. It will be of particular value to employers, personnel managers, trade union officials, policy makers and all with an interest in equal opportunities and the employment of women.