If the different subsidies were calculated into a woman's income - at least a mother's income - the numbers and ranking would probably change though I think France would still probably trail Nordic countries.
I think most women in most countries are exhausted, to be honest!
In Indonesia most middle class families and above have a maid (or more.) A lot of families hire a childminder - some hire one childminder per child. Not having to do household work, and not having to do school pickups greatly frees most mothers to work or have activities outside the home. The flipside is
I think it's very similar in the UK.
Frankly, I've never heard anyone mention any special perks here for being a mom.
Tulip, do moms go back to work once their kids start to go to school full time?
Most of the women I know work outside of the home but there are a few who are stay-at-home moms as well as moms with businesses that they manage from home or who work from home. Most families need a second income!
At two and three kids here go to playgoups. Then they go to preschool followed by kindergarten.
What I have been noticing at a lot of malls here is that there are rooms for moms and babies - either to change a diaper or to breastfeed.
What I've noticed is those who were SAHM tend to stay SAHM even after the kids become school age.
Some ladies, who might have been juggling work prior, might take on more hours once the kids are school age.