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“At some level, there is still a perceived incompatibility between family and the workplace, which disadvantages mothers … My research finds that mothers are judged by a harsher standard, which leads to a ‘motherhood penalty’ in getting hired and being offered a good salary.”

–Shelley Correll, a faculty affiliate at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and an associate professor of sociology.

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