Latest Kauffman Foundation report addresses supportive family-work policies

A recent Kauffman Foundation report titled “Economic Engagement of Mothers: Entrepreneurship, Employment, and the Motherhood Wage Penalty” breaks down the economic and cultural barriers facing mothers and provides data and a roadmap of supportive family-work policies.

As a prelude to the report, the organization notes the following: “Since 1970, nearly all of the economic gains that have occurred among middle class families have come from the increased earnings of women. This significant contribution is despite policies that lack support for combining careers with caregiving, a broader economy that fails to support mothers in a variety of ways, and  a motherhood wage penalty, which accounts for much of the gender wage gap.”

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