We hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Sasha Killewald, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "His Gain, Her Pain? The Motherhood Penalty and the Fatherhood Premium within Coresidential Couples". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.
"His Gain, Her Pain? The Motherhood Penalty and the Fatherhood Premium within Coresidential Couples"
Department of Sociology, Harvard University
CGIS K354 (1737 Cambridge St.)
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 12.00 pm
Prior research on the association between parenthood and wages has focused at the individual level, documenting a substantial motherhood wage penalty and a smaller fatherhood premium. However, the majority of births occur to coresidential couples, yet we know little about the within-couple association between the motherhood penalty and fatherhood premium. Specialization suggests that women who experience the largest motherhood penalty will tend to be partnered with fathers with the largest premium. However, it is also possible that some couples are better able to defray the wage costs of parenthood for both parents. We bring a dyad perspective to the study of the interaction between parenthood and wages and use random-coefficients models to answer the following questions: 1) What is the average association between the motherhood penalty and the fatherhood premium within couples? 2) How does assortative mating on the basis of race, education, and post-parenthood specialization on paid and unpaid labor time contribute to this association?
Posted by Konstantin Kashin at April 1, 2013 10:59 AM