Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Fatherhood Bonus and The Motherhood Penalty: Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Pay

For the past forty years at least, progressive advocates have been concerned about the the wage gap between working men and women in American society. Overall, never-married women in 2012 had almost closed the wage gap—earning 96% of what men earn. So why are we still concerned about the wage gap? Is this issue over? Author Michelle J. Budig clarifies this debate by looking at the wage gap in terms of the one thing that the majority of adults experience in their lifetime—parenthood.

Source:Third Way

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