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Stay at home parents face a big job market penalty when they try to re-enter the workforce

Weisshaar, Kate (2018) Stay at home parents face a big job market penalty when they try to re-enter the workforce. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (15 May 2018). Blog Entry.

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Like those who are trying to return to the workforce after being unemployed, stay at home parents also face a disadvantage when trying to find a new job. But which is a greater disadvantage for jobseekers, unemployment or having been a stay-at-home parent? In new research which examines job openings across 50 US cities, Kate Weisshaar finds that compared to job applicants that were already employed, stay-at-home mothers and fathers were significantly less likely to be called back by an employer for a job – less likely even than those who had experienced a period of unemployment.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 11:41
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:43

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