Motherhood hits Irish women's pay harder than anywhere else in Europe - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 18, 2012
As a man i am very worried about the slanted interpretation from this study. These reports feed into legislation and cultural mindset and are culminating in a anti male bias in employment law and opportunity.Women pay a high price for motherhood and nowhere more so than in Ireland, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The arrival of children has a more drastic impact on the earning abilities of Irish women than anywhere else in Europe, Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now finds.
Younger Irish women workers outearn their male counterparts, and by a far greater margin than anywhere else in the OECD. But the pay gap is quickly reversed in favour of men once children are involved.
From earning 17 per cent more than men when they have no children, Irish women aged 25-44 go to taking home 14 per cent less in their pay packet when they have children, the report finds.
Researchers say Irish women start their careers earning well because they are generally better qualified than men. But once they give birth, they are far more likely than women in other countries to withdraw from the workforce .
Firstly i find it offensive that women are found to be more educated /better qualified than men. Why is this? Is it a biological constraint of males or is the education system slanted towards girls rather than boys?
is the gender gap in the teaching / educational science profession causing a bias towards the education of girls over boys?
Secondly, Are young Irish women really 17% better qualified than Irish Men - if not then why do they earn so much more at this stage?
Thirdly, Are women who return to work after a certain amount of time having and raising children, able to demonstrate the same relevant experience that their male counterparts have racked up in their absence.
Fourtly, are we all stupid? The only reason we have both sexes competing across the board for jobs is so that we can have two incomes to pay higher mortgages.