OTTAWA (LSN) – According to a Statistics Canada study released Tuesday, women in the hectic 1990s who are less likely than ever before to take a break in their careers. And those who do take leave (usually to raise children) are likely to return to work faster than than they were even in the late 1980s.

Sadly, the study noted that economic and career concerns have are outstripping family considerations. Mothers have noted they are now forced to work outside the home just to make ends meet. The trend is evidence of living to work rather than working to live.

Women who took breaks in their careers between 1990 and 1994 returned after one year on average, compared with two years in the late 1980s and almost 12 years in the 1960s.