How Are Women Faring In 2012? A Women's Rights Report Card

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Checking in with Women's Rights, in honor of Women's History Month 2012.

✓ Setback: There appears to be an earnings boost associated with parenthood. Unfortunately, it only benefits dads, who tend to earn 2% more than men without children. Working moms tend to earn 2.5% less than women without children, because they're more likely to work part-time and to pass on higher-paying positions with more responsibilities. That's probably because women are still doing the bulk of childcare, cooking, and cleaning at home.

Grade: B

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