Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?1

@inproceedings{Correll2007GettingAJ,
  title={Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?1},
  author={Shelley J. Correll and Stephen W. Benard},
  year={2007}
}
Survey research finds that mothers suffer a substantial wage penalty, although the causal mechanism producing it remains elusive. The authors employed a laboratory experiment to evaluate the hypothesis that status-based discrimination plays an important role and an audit study of actual employers to assess its real-world implications. In both studies, participants evaluated application materials for a pair of same-gender equally qualified job candidates who differed on parental status. The… CONTINUE READING

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