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Study finds working moms make less money

August 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A University of Chicago study found that when women and men get out of school, their salaries are about equal.Fifteen years later, the men and women without children make 75 percent more than the working moms in the group.

Kiki Peppard, a working mom, said she experienced a double standard when she tried to re-enter the workplace.

"The very first question I was asked was, 'Are you married?'" Peppard said. "The second was, 'Do you have children?' I went on 18 interviews and was asked if I was married or had kids. On the 19th one, I finally wasn't asked about my kids or husband and they hired me."

Another study shows women with kids are 44 percent less likely to be hired than those without. They're also paid about $11,000 dollars less.


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