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Author: Adamczyk, Alicia
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1. Adamczyk, Alicia
High-Earning White Women Face Steepest Motherhood Penalty
Time, December 2, 2016.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Time Inc.
Keyword(s): Gender Differences; Motherhood; Wage Gap; Wage Penalty/Career Penalty

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Having children is one of the biggest drivers of the gender wage gap. And new research indicates some women have more income on the line than others. According to a report published in the American Sociological Review, the "motherhood penalty" for the highest earning, most skilled white women is an average wage loss of 10% per child, compared with a 4% decrease per child for mothers in general. Fathers, meanwhile, enjoy a bump in pay of around 6% per child. [News media article based on England, Paula A., Jonathan M. Bearak, Michelle Jean Budig and Melissa J. Hodges. "Do Highly Paid, Highly Skilled Women Experience the Largest Motherhood Penalty?" American Sociological Review 81,6 (December 2016): 1161-1189]
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Adamczyk, Alicia. "High-Earning White Women Face Steepest Motherhood Penalty." Time, December 2, 2016.