Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?1

  title={Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?1},
  author={Shelley J. Correll and Stephen Benard and I. Paik},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1297 - 1338}
  • Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard, I. Paik
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 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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