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The motherhood penalty: How childcare and paternity leave can reduce the gender pay gap

Some studies have shown the 'motherhood penalty' makes up 80% of the gender pay gap. Image: Unsplash/@huanshi

Kate Whiting

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Motherhood Penalty, wherein women have to leave the workforce, is eventually widening the gender pay gap.
Motherhood Penalty, wherein women have to leave the workforce, is eventually widening the gender pay gap. Image: McKinsey & Company

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