“The Motherhood Penalty” in the Workplace

Myra Strober

Myra Strober, Labor Economist at Stanford University and Founder of Clayman Center for Gender Research, argues that women who are mothers are at an economic disadvantage in the workplace.
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She found that they are less likely to be hired, are offered lower salaries, and are perceived as being less committed to a job than fathers or women without children, according to a recent study by Stanford sociologist Shelley Correll.

Shelley Correll

Strober and Correll discuss costs of child care (day care as well as nannies), as well as the cost of lost wages for the time that women leave the workplace to serve as primary caregivers to children.

-*What career impacts have you observed among employees with parenting responsibilities?

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