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Are Working Moms at a Disadvantage?

Are Working Moms at a Disadvantage on the Job?

Some mamas have the option of staying home after the birth of their babes and others return to the work force by choice or necessity. While the arguments in support of working women are numerous, the results of a recent study may have mums who juggle it all a bit annoyed.

Research by the American Journal of Sociology, discovered that working moms are paid less than their childless female counterparts. Using fake resumes of equal qualifications for both moms and non-moms, the authors found that the mothers "were penalized on a host of measures, including perceived competence and recommended starting salary." When the same study was conducted for the opposite sex, fathers were not treated any differently than childless men.

Do you think mothers are discriminated against in the workplace?


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