Effect of motherhood on pay

Effect of motherhood on pay – methodology and full results presents the methodology and analysis we used in our investigation of a ‘motherhood penalty’ in New Zealand. It is intended for those interested in the technical details behind the findings we present in Effect of motherhood on pay – summary of results.

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Date of last publication
28 Feb 2017


This report addresses the following research questions:

  • Is there a gender pay gap when controlling for age?
  • Is there a motherhood penalty?
  • If a motherhood penalty exists, does it differ between full-time and part-time work?

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