Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?1

@article{Correll2007GettingAJ,
  title={Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?1},
  author={Shelley J. Correll and S. Benard and In-Sun Paik},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2007},
  volume={112},
  pages={1297 - 1338}
}
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… Expand
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