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Parenthood Wage Differentials in South Korea

Choi, Seulki / Mingean Park

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Abstract

Is there wage differential by parenthood? If then, how is it different by gender and cohort? This study is to study motherhood penalty and fatherhood premium in South Korea using the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS) data. In the essence of the study overall, men have gained the fatherhood premium, while women do not. In addition, the fatherhood premium is getting weaker, but the motherhood penalty is getting stronger in Korean case. It shows that young generation including young men are suffering from wage penalty due to parenthood.

Issue Date
2019-12
Publisher
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Keywords
Fatherhood Premium; Motherhood Penalty; Parenthood Wage Differential; Generation
Pages
18
Series Title
KDI School Working Paper 19-15
DOI
10.2139/ssrn.3507418
Language
ENG
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