HR Leaders Rethink Strategy as Working Moms Quit Jobs Due to Lack of Childcare Options

The “Mommy Tax” is a systemic issue in the United States, where working mothers face a significant income gap compared to women without children. This disparity extends beyond mere wage differences to encompass career progression opportunities and workplace flexibility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a substantial wage gap between men and women, with women earning only 82 cents for every dollar earned by men as of 2022​​. Further, working moms earn 5% less per child then women without children.