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Motherhood wage penalty may affect pronatalist policies

Nizalova, Olena (2017) Motherhood wage penalty may affect pronatalist policies. IZA Worldof Labor, 359 . (doi:10.15185/izawol.359) (KAR id:61790)


The motherhood wage penalty denotes the difference in

wages between mothers and women without children

that is not explained by differences in human capital

characteristics and labor market experience. As part of the

gender pay gap, the motherhood wage penalty can represent

a significant cost to being female and having children. If

ignored, it may undermine policy initiatives aiming to

increase fertility rates in post-socialist countries, such as

the costly “baby bonus,” which is a government payment to

new parents to assist with the costs of childrearing

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.15185/izawol.359
Uncontrolled keywords: motherhood wage penalty, cost of children, pronatalist policies, childcare, grandparenting, fertility
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Olena Nizalova
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 12:46 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 18:27 UTC
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