Bluefield Daily Telegraph: New Mothers Face a Worsening Gender Pay Gap

July 24. 2023

ERA Policy Director & Deputy Legal Director Jessica Ramey Stender is quoted in a nationally syndicated article about the wage gap faced by mothers nationwide, and a concerning trend especially affecting new mothers.

But it isn’t just parenthood that contributes to the gender pay gap for women in their 30s and 40s, according to experts. Jessica Ramey Stender, the policy director, and deputy legal director at Equal Rights Advocates, says that women are expected to undertake more domestic labor and caregiving duties outside of parenting than men. “It is still often the woman who takes time from their job to be a caretaker or manage the household, which, in turn, can exacerbate burnout and depress her earnings,” Stender says.

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