Do women gain or lose from becoming mothers?
ABSTRACT :This paper analyses disparity in women’s pay across 25 European countries using EU-SILC 2005. First, the gender pay gap is examined. Next, the impact of parenthood is analysed. We show that women suffer a wage disadvantage compared with men all over Europe, except for Poland. Motherhood usually reinforces the gender gap but most discrimination is sex-related so that it concerns all women as potential mothers. There is no uniform relationship between the parenthood and the gender wage gap.
Volume (Year): 51 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2/3 ()
|Note:||Numéro spécial "Parentalité et emploi" décembre 2008, Editrice :Danièle Meulders|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://difusion.ulb.ac.be|
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