The motherhood penalty: How childcare and paternity leave can reduce the gender pay gap
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Online Document Type:
Research, policy & practice
World Economic Forum
At a 30% pay gap, a woman will have to work 3 1/2 months into the new year to earn what men do by December 31 of the previous year. Put another way, it will take Ontarian women 15 1/2 months to earn what Ontarian men do in 12–and women who are racialized, disabled, Indigenous, migrant and immigrant, or sexual minorities or gender variant will have to work into May and June.
This is why Equal Pay Day is in April.
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