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Temp work 'has effect on having kids'.

TEMP work reduces a woman's chances of starting a family, a study has shown.

Women in temporary jobs, like many thousands of office secretaries in the UK, are not as likely as others to have their first child by the age of 35.

The longer a woman spent in casual employment, the less chance she had of becoming a mother by her mid-30s. Every year spent working as a temp cut the expectation of giving birth by around eight per cent.

Compared with women not in temporary jobs, the likelihood of having a first baby by 35 was reduced by 23 per cent after three years' temping, and 35 per cent after five years.

By her mid-30s, a woman is already past her reproductive prime. After 35, fertility declines rapidly as her supply of viable eggs runs out.
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Date:Nov 21, 2013
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