The Hefty Sacrifices Homemakers Make

By Braema Mathi

May 2019 FEATURE
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Thirty-nine-year-old Caroline Teoh is armed with a master’s degree in Business Administration and worked as a financial advisor in a multinational company for 10 years.She loved her job, she said – more than being a mother to three toddlers: three sons aged two, four and six. Her last pregnancy drew many fixed feelings from Teoh, who suffered from bad bouts of morning sickness and was not keen on going through “all of that again”.She quit working three years ago, in...

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Braema Mathi

is a visiting senior research fellow at Penang Institute. She is from Singapore and she loves the hills, the rivers and trekking – all of which are plentiful in Penang.