Compensating wage differentials and the labor market re-entry of mothers: Evidence from a factorial survey

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Author(s): Drasch K, Abraham M
Publication year: 2019
Language: English


Abstract

Mothers still earn substantially less than women without children; this
discrepancy is often referred to as the motherhood wage penalty. This
paper examines one possible explanation for this penalty: the
willingness to accept lower-paying jobs that have more favorable
characteristics that help women reconcile family and work. This idea was
formulated based on the theory of compensating wage differentials
(CWDs). A factorial survey is used to empirically examine the
willingness to accept lower-paying jobs. An online survey comprised 398
women who interrupted employment due to family reasons. The results
suggest that mothers are willing to accept lower wages for better job
characteristics and that in addition to wages, non-monetary
characteristics are also important in shaping the re-entry decision.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abraham, Martin Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Soziologie und Empirische Sozialforschung (Schwerpunkt Arbeitsmarktsoziologie)
Drasch, Katrin Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung


How to cite

APA:
Drasch, K., & Abraham, M. (2019). Compensating wage differentials and the labor market re-entry of mothers: Evidence from a factorial survey.

MLA:
Drasch, Katrin, and Martin Abraham. Compensating wage differentials and the labor market re-entry of mothers: Evidence from a factorial survey. 2019.

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