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Are We There Yet?

Tue., Nov. 21, 2006, 3:35 p.m.

Moms rising

I belong to a Web-based group called "Danish mothers overseas" which connects Danish moms all over the world. Today, someone in the Danish forum recommended this site:

Here are a few quotes from the site - check it out and let me know what you think.

"Shocking but true: There is deep bias against mothers in America today. One study found mothers are 44 percent less likely to be hired than equally qualified non-mothers, and are offered an average of $11,000 lower starting salaries. Another study found women without children make 90 cents to a man’s dollar, mothers make 73 cents, and single mothers make about 60 cents to a man’s dollar...
Countries with family-friendly policies in place don’t experience the same motherhood wage penalties we do here. And, America is woefully behind the rest of the world when it comes to implementing policies and programs that support mothers and families.
MomsRising is working toward cultural and political change to build a more family-friendly America."

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