Government to spur welfare dependent stay-at-home mothers into workforce

“We simply cannot allow our recovering economy to bypass thousands of families who are locked into jobless households: Fine Gael TD

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It looks that stay-at-home mothers are next in line to be spurred off
welfare benefits. The government is reportedly currently drawing up ‘incentives’ to encourage them to instead work for income to the home.

A Fine Gael TD has explained what employment would mean for the mothers reliant on benefits.

“Eight out of ten could earn at least 40% more by finding
employment,” says Catherine Byrne, citing an ERSI report
in support of the claim.

The former Dublin City Mayor also goes on to say that “absolutely
no good can come from families being trapped in welfare dependence down through the generations.

“We simply cannot allow our recovering economy to bypass thousands of families who are locked into jobless households. Jobless households with children tend to lead to more jobless households in the future, in a cycle of intergenerational poverty,” adds Byrne in her statement, posted on the Fine Gael party website.