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Family-Friendly Policies: Boosting Mothers' Wages

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Publication Date: April 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey

Topic: Labor (Work and labor)

Keywords: Women workers; Child care; Paid leave

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report shows that mothers with access to maternity leave earn more as they move through their careers than mothers without maternity leave. It also finds that the lack of family-friendly policies in the U.S. and the presence of children contribute to the fact that women still earn less than half of what men earn.