White House Warns Women Not To Get Pregnant ➠ Will ‘Lower Future Career Earnings’
In recognition of Equal Pay Day Tuesday, Betsey Stevenson, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, wrote an entry on the White House blog entitled Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap. While touching on a number of factors influencing the “gender pay gap,” Stevenson cites “motherhood” as one such factor.
However, rather than present it as a natural choice women make, along with their mates, to enhance their lives and in turn benefit society, “motherhood” is said to be “associated with a wage penalty and lower future career earnings.” The article goes on to tout the career-earnings benefits that accrue from delaying childbirth and asserts that women who might otherwise leave the workforce could be persuaded to stay with better paid family and sick leave policies and “therefore bolster their lifelong earnings.” More
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