Article preview: The different roles played by men and women when they become parents makes an important contribution to the gender pay gap. When it comes to paid work and childcare responsibilities, men and women tend to take on different roles after becoming parents. Historically, it has been argued that the gender pay gap comes from pre-existing gaps in earnings within opposite-gender couples, because men already earn a little more than women, on average, before becoming parents.
Becoming a parent increases the gender pay divide
This 763-word blog post looks at a new analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, considering the impact on gender pay inequality of couples becoming parents. Written on 15th March 2021.
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