Career interruption due to pregnancy

Other Names:
Career disruption due to childbearing

Regardless of the advances in the cause of equal opportunity between the sexes, the fact remains that they have really been quite marginal in changing the division of responsibility. Women are the ones who bear children, thus most of the problems emanating from career interruption affect them.


In addition to the sexism of the premise that men have the right and even the duty to work while women have to fit home duties in between their careers, it could also be financially unwise for women to interrupt their careers. A recent UK researcher has estimated that mothers with average earnings potential lose $70,000 in lifetime earnings by raising two children, and with three children, that figure rises to $85,000.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST