Employers shun stay-at-home parents

Stay-at-home parents looking to return to the workforce are about half as likely to receive callbacks for jobs than unemployed parents, according to research by UNC’s Kate Weisshaar.

Employers are more likely to view stay-at-home parents as “less reliable, less deserving of a job, and … less committed,” Weisshaar writes. Such norms, which push parents out of the workforce in the first place, can also set their careers back over the long term.

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