Saturday, August 23, 2014

Women's pay seems to lag in the "interim job market"

The heavy occurrence of part-time jobs in working women who have children is keeping their earnings, even at an hourly rate, less than that of men, and with a much greater disparity than in professions, according to a study by Claudia Goldin, as reported in the New York Times Wednesday Aug, 20 by Claire Cain Miller in a column called “The Upshot”, link.  Companies pay less per hour to cover overhead for employees not there all the time.  Women in service jobs are less likely to return to work quickly after pregnancy and are less likely to have household help with husbands.
I really didn’t encounter this observation in my own years in the “interim job market” after my own “first career” ended in 2001. 

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