Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mothers found to be paid 3 per cent less at work per child - SMALL BUSINESS

Originally published: April 11, 2017
Publisher: SmallBusiness.co.uk 

Working mothers are found to be paid less on average than female workers without children in a new study on gender equality.

Mothers are paid 3 per cent less for every child they have, compared to their female colleagues who do not have children, new research from Université Paris-Saclay reveals. Fathers suffer no such penalty at all.Lionel Wilner, director of graduate studies at engineering and statistics school ENSAE, founding member of Université Paris-Saclay, studied 16 years of data from organisations in the French private sector between 1995 and 2011 to uncover these disturbing findings.He separated the effect of childbirth from other firm-specific wage determinants, and accounted for full-time and part-time work, to find that the difference between mothers and non-mothers is approximated a 3 per cent lower hourly wage.