The wage penalty for motherhood: Evidence on discrimination from panel data and a survey experiment for Switzerland
|Title||The wage penalty for motherhood: Evidence on discrimination from panel data and a survey experiment for Switzerland|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Oesch, D, Lipps, O, McDonald, P|
|Keywords||division of household work, employers, motherhood, motherhood penalty, panel data, wage discrimination|
Background: The fields of demography, sociology, and socio-psychology have been increasingly drawing on social network theories, which posit that individual fertility decision-making depends in part on the fertility behavior of other members of the population, and on the structure of the interactions between individuals. After reviewing this literature, we highlight the benefits of taking a social network perspective on fertility and family research.