Marriage, Kids Influence Doctors’ Hours, Pay Gap

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About The Study: Marriage and children were associated with a greater earnings penalty for female physicians, primarily due to fewer hours worked relative to men, in this study of 95,000 U.S. physicians. Addressing the barriers that lead to women working fewer hours could contribute to a reduction in the male-female earnings gap while helping to expand the effective physician workforce.

Authors: Lucy Skinner, M.P.H., of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the corresponding author.

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