Why Companies Pay Mothers Less
This weekend is Mother’s Day. Though employers cite mothers as having additional skills—such as improved time-management, people skills, and multitasking ability—they are still regularly paid less. One study published in the American Sociological Review indicated a 5–7% penalty per child.
We wanted to share this brief interview with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin on the gender pay gap and how we can most effectively address it.