Challenges faced by working mothers in Southeast Asia

In conjunction with Mother's Day, this study delves into the challenges faced by working mothers in Southeast Asia. It explores their perspectives on balancing work and family commitments, strategies for meeting expectations, and managing competing demands in both professional and personal realms. The study also examines the availability of childcare options, the effectiveness of maternity leave policies, and how revealing their motherhood impacts their careers. The insights from this dataset are crucial for developing services tailored to working mothers, enhancing employee engagement strategies, and guiding organizations in effectively addressing market needs.

Dataset Created
Fieldwork conducted from 2nd April to 12th April 2024
Markets covered
Available in Singapore | Malaysia | Thailand | Indonesia | Vietnam | The Philippines
11 Questions
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N=500 respondents each in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and The Philippines (N=3,000 respondents overall)


The following formats are available:

  • Tabulation (XLS)
  • Raw datafile (CSV or XLS)
  • Live Canvas Dashboard
Question samples
  • How are working mothers in SEA juggling their work and household responsibilities, and what kind of challenges do they face?
  • How much responsibility is placed on maintaining order at home?
  • Do working mothers in SEA feel supported or understood by those around them?
  • How do working mothers in SEA manage and balance expectations professionally and privately?
  • Are the maternity policies in SEA satisfactory for working mothers?
  • How does being a working mother impact their career?
  • What kind of support should be implemented in the workplace to better support working moms?

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