A period of time during which one chooses not to work, typically in order to bring up one’s children or pursue other interests: I had taken a three-year career break to bring up my daughter
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- Mick is a police officer who has taken a career break in order to organise and develop the scheme.
- If either of them has the career break or abandons work outside the home altogether when children arrive, it will be her.
- Non-economically active women include a large proportion who are voluntarily outside employment, notably mothers looking after children, as well as women taking a career break or carers.
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