Mothers in Denmark Are Less Productive at Work, Study Finds, Partially Explaining Gender-Wage Gap

Mothers in Denmark Are Less Productive at Work, Study Finds, Partially Explaining Gender-Wage Gap, by Eric Morath.

Young mothers are less productive at work than their male counterparts and women without children, according to a new study of Danish workers, a finding with important implications for gender-pay gaps.

Productivity is measured as output per hours worked, using Danish government records that tie workers’ demographics to output data from individual firms.

For example, mothers between 30 and 32 years old were about 87% as productive as similar childless men … Women without children between 30 and 32 years old were 101% as productive as similar men.

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