Neil H. Buchanan, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School, investigates the career trajectories of 20 years of Michigan Law School graduates. He finds that fathers tend to out-earn men without children, but that the reverse is true for women. Independent of having children, women tended to earn less than men.
Why Do Women Lawyers Earn Less than Men? Parenthood and Gender in a Survey of Law School Graduates, GWU Law School Public law Research Paper No. 449 October 2, 2008 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1280464
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