Effect of motherhood on pay – methodology and full results presents the methodology and analysis we used in our investigation of a ‘motherhood penalty’ in New Zealand. It is intended for those interested in the technical details behind the findings we present in Effect of motherhood on pay – summary of results.
This analysis provides initial insight that can identify a need for further, more thorough investigation.
Throughout this report we refer to the difference between the gender pay gap for parents and the gender pay gap for non-parents as the ‘motherhood penalty’.
We’re keen to hear your feedback to guide future research on the motherhood penalty. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your comments.
This report addresses the following research questions:
- Is there a gender pay gap when controlling for age?
- Is there a motherhood penalty?
- If a motherhood penalty exists, does it differ between full-time and part-time work?
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Statistics New Zealand & Ministry for Women (2017). Effect of motherhood on pay – methodology and full results. Retrieved from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-908350-88-9 (online)
Published 28 February 2017