The Center’s Deputy Director, Liz Morris, published a letter to the editor in the New York Times about bias against mothers and how that contributes to the gender pay gap. Responding to a recent article on women in California earning more than men in some cities, Liz celebrates this progress but emphasizes the fact that motherhood is “a far greater predictor of gender inequality than gender alone.”
While the gender pay gap may be diminishing for some women, discrimination against mothers still continues in California. Although, a bill introduced in the California State Assembly by Buffy Wicks — A.B. 2182 — would change that by making it illegal to discriminate against workers with family responsibilities. As Liz writes, “As Mother’s Day approaches, let us mothers ask for more than flowers and chocolates.”
Read the letter here.