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ERIC Number: EJ850287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Sacrificing Their Careers for Their Families? An Analysis of the Penalty to Motherhood in Europe
Gash, Vanessa
Social Indicators Research, v93 n3 p569-586 Sep 2009
This paper examines the extent of and the mechanisms behind the penalty to motherhood in six European countries. Each country provides different levels of support for maternal employment allowing us to determine institutional effects on labour market outcome. While mothers tend to earn less than non-mothers, the penalty to motherhood is considerably lower in countries with policy support for working mothers. The paper establishes the United Kingdom and West Germany to have the least policy support for working mothers as well as the largest penalties to motherhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; West Germany