Working Moms Earn Less Money
A working mother who is the sole breadwinner for her family earns much less money than a father in a comparable role, according to a CareerBuilder survey of full-time workers with kids living at home. Women were three times likelier than men to earn under $35,000, while men were more than twice as likely to make $50,000. The survey did not address the causes of this disparity, but did touch on some of the social complexities behind the issuefor example, while many families are struggling to pay their bills, almost one-third of all working women say they would work for less if it meant spending more time with their kids. "While all indications point to economic recovery, working moms are still waiting to feel the effects," said Hope Gurion, CareerBuilder’s Chief Development Officer. People do find ways to adjust in tough time, she says. "While moms say they would give up things, including pay, to spend more time with their children, they are making the most of the time they do have and getting creative in work arrangements."