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Source: Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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1. Looze, Jessica
The Effects of Children, Job Changes, and Employment Interruptions on Women's Wages
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2015
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Keyword(s): Childbearing; Educational Attainment; Exits; Maternal Employment; Mobility, Job; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Motherhood; Mothers, Income; Wage Penalty/Career Penalty; Wages

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I found motherhood reduces the hazard that women will make the types of non-family voluntary job changes that often result in wage gains. I also found that different patterns of changing jobs and exiting the labor market contributes to roughly twenty percent of the unexplained motherhood wage penalty, and moreover, these differences help to explain why the wage penalty is largest for women who bear children early in adulthood. Finally, in examining the different reasons women spend time in non-employment, I found family-related interruptions are associated with larger short-term wage penalties compared to interruptions following a layoff, but the penalties for family-related interruptions persist over the long-term only among highly educated women.
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Looze, Jessica. The Effects of Children, Job Changes, and Employment Interruptions on Women's Wages. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2015.