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September 18, 2012
By now, we have all heard the news: when compared to fathers and childless men and women, employers are less likely to interview, hire, and promote mothers who are equally as qualified. Employers also evaluate and pay mothers less well than others . Maybe mothers "deserve" these penalties because they are not engaged at work, put forth low effort levels, work less intensively, or because thoughts of kids and sleepless nights distract them on the job. One way to tell if mothers are "deserving" of penalties would be to compare the self-reported ideal work behaviors of mothers, fathers, and non-...