Friday, August 31, 2012

Working Mothers

“Just as corporate American has externalized the costs of the environmental damage it causes to the poorer nations left to cope with them, so too does it externalize its labor costs through its unfair treatment of female employees…Women working full-time year-round make $0.78 for every $1.00 earned by their male counterparts; working mothers earn only $0.73, and single mothers earn only $0.60 for every $1.00 earned by a man. In one study, women’s annual earning decrease for 30 percent as a result of a period out of the workforce for two are three years (an average amount of time career-women would take off to start a family). A Cornell University study found that mothers are penalized on the job market—they are 44 percent less likely to be hired than non-mothers with equivalent qualifications.” ~ Shannon Hayes, Radical Homemakers

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