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Job Loss & motherhood

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Handling Job Loss as a Solo Mom

Important conversations to have with yourself, your child, and possibly your ex.

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Why Does Becoming a Mom Mean Potentially Losing Your Job?

Washington State’s Failure to Mandate Paid Parental Leave Hurts Gender Equity, Parents, and Kids.

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Tracking Job Losses for Mothers of School-Age Children During a Health Crisis

Working mothers are either willingly leaving jobs or are being forced out in extraordinary numbers. Mothers’ V-shaped employment patterns are becoming prolonged and more severe in this global crisis.

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I’m a Scientist and Mother. When I Lost my Job During the Pandemic, I Almost Gave Up

Supportive colleagues helped this researcher avoid repeating a past mistake of quitting prematurely.

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The Mommy Effect: Do Women Anticipate the Employment Effects of Motherhood? | Jessica Pan

After decades of convergence, the gender gap in employment outcomes has recently plateaued in many wealthy countries, despite the fact that women have increased their investment in human capital over this period.

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The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued

In the pathbreaking tradition of Backlash and The Second Shift, this provocative book shows how mothers are systematically disadvantaged and made dependent by a society that exploits those who perform its most critical work.

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‘Motherhood Penalty’ in Worse Pay at Work

Mothers earn 3% per hour less for each child they have compared with women working in similar jobs who do not have children, say researchers.

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Should You Quit Your Job to be a Stay-at-Home Mom?

A career time out to stay home with your kids might be tempting, but there’s a lot to consider before you give notice.

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Planning a Return-to-Work? Don’t Make this #1 Mistake

It’s challenging to return to work after a career break. But you need to have a better job strategy than “spraying and praying” with your resume.

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Why Has COVID-19 Been Especially Harmful for Working Women?

COVID-19 is hard on women because the U.S. economy is hard on women, and this virus excels at taking existing tensions and ratcheting them up.

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