Monday, September 09, 2013

          Professor Joan Williams on Why Women Doctors Make Less Than Men

          "What is killing women economically is motherhood," Williams tells Mint Press News in this Sept. 9, 2013 piece.

          According to a new report “Trends in the Earnings of Male and Female Health Care Professionals in the United States, 1987 to 2010” published in the September edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, female doctors earn, on average, over $56,000 less than their male counterparts each year — and the gender pay gap only appears to be widening in this field.

          Joan WilliamsWhat are the reasons for this gap? Joan Williams, professor at the UC Hastings College of the Law, says that in any field, pregnancy and motherhood remain the major barriers preventing many women from obtaining pay equity in their fields.

          “Studies have shown for over a decade that what is really killing women economically is motherhood,” Williams said. This refers to discrimination against hiring or promoting mothers based on the belief that she will be less committed to her job.

          Read the full story from Mint Press News here.

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