Dr. Silke Aisenbrey, assistant professor of sociology at Yeshiva College, recently published an article entitled, “Is There a Career Penalty for Mothers’ Time Out? A Comparison of Germany, Sweden and the United States” in Social Forces, a leading sociology journal. The article focuses on the three countries and their distinct policies toward motherhood and work and investigates how the parental leave policies in these countries work with regard to (a) fostering mother’s labor market attachment; (b) securing mother’s status as labor market insiders during employment interruption; and (c) buffering the negative career consequences resulting from mothers’ time out. 


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