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The Motherhood penalty

Östvik, Louise LU (2018) NEKH04 20181
Department of Economics
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to unveil what constitutes the Motherhood Wage Penalty, a phenomenon that according to recent research makes up a majority of the gender wage gap we observe on the labor market. More specifically, the ambition is to try to explain how motherhood affects working women and if it is possible to rule out other possible explanations for the gender pay gap, such as education and hours worked, other than motherhood itself - which would indicate that there are elements of the gender wage gap that are structural and discriminatory. The research is carried out through regression analysis with data from the United States in 2016.
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author
Östvik, Louise LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH04 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
The Motherhood Penalty, The Motherhood Wage Penalty, Gender Inequality, Gender Wage Gap, The United States
language
English
id
8943976
date added to LUP
2018-07-05 09:41:41
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2018-07-05 09:41:41
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to unveil what constitutes the Motherhood Wage Penalty, a phenomenon that according to recent research makes up a majority of the gender wage gap we observe on the labor market. More specifically, the ambition is to try to explain how motherhood affects working women and if it is possible to rule out other possible explanations for the gender pay gap, such as education and hours worked, other than motherhood itself - which would indicate that there are elements of the gender wage gap that are structural and discriminatory. The research is carried out through regression analysis with data from the United States in 2016.},
  author       = {Östvik, Louise},
  keyword      = {The Motherhood Penalty,The Motherhood Wage Penalty,Gender Inequality,Gender Wage Gap,The United States},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Motherhood penalty},
  year         = {2018},
}