Family-Friendly Policies: Boosting Mothers' Wages
Publication Date: April 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Author(s): Heather Boushey
Keywords: Women workers; Child care; Paid leave
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.