According to a Bertelsmann's study mothers when earnings are compared to men as compared to childless women at a disadvantage. How big is the difference?working mothers have to cut back the salary, and often significantly. This shows a current Bertelsmann study. By means of the Corona crisis could strengthen the inequality further.
Bertelsmann study: What it costs you, Mom to be
mothers according to a study by the Bertelsmann's Foundation according to the merit* of both opposite men to childless women at a disadvantage. The comparison between the sexes showed that on the whole working life, with women earning only about half as high labour income as men, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation to the study .
For this "Gender Lifetime Earnings Gap" are children the key factor, because often the care and upbringing of children associated with a reduced labour market participation and, consequently, a significant reduction in the lifetime earnings of mothers. "Only the lifetime earnings of childless women approach those of men", - stated in the message to the said study.
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experts warn: loss of income of the mothers to rise in the course of time, more and more
The loss of income of the mother's existence would over time increase. The Foundation, according to the Numbers: "The decision to have a child results in mothers with a child of average loss of lifetime earnings of around 40 percent compared to women without children." In women with three or more children, the "Motherhood Lifetime Penalty amounts to" nearly 70 per cent. What is meant is the income gap between childless women and mothers. By the Corona-crisis* the Trend could continue to worsen.
This double inequality* is not only unjust, it is said further in the message - but the overall economy is considered inefficient. Because, as one of the conclusions: "If women – and mothers in particular – to generate only around half of the men's potential lifetime earnings, although they are inferior to them in performance and education, in anything, is not exhausted, a large part of the workforce."
The policy could help to counter the double inequality. It is spoken in the message of the Bertelsmann Foundation, specifically: "The options range from measures that allow for a better compatibility of family and career (among other things, by an uncompromising Expansion of child-care institutions), on a Reform of income splitting, and the mini-job regulations, to a better pay and stronger collective bargaining coverage, the system classified occupations."
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