Mothers experienced more career interruptions than fathers in order to care for a child or other family member, a 2013 Pew Research Center survey found. The largest gap was among parents who had quit their job to care for a family member, with 10 percent of fathers and 27 percent of mothers saying they had done so. Note: The sample was comprised of those respondents who had ever worked and had children of any age, including adult children.
Source: “On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity — For Now,” Pew Research Center, Dec. 11, 2013, https://tinyurl.com/y69m4azg
Data for the graphic are as follows:
|Type of Disruption||Percentage Who Are Fathers||Percentage Who Are Mothers|
|Reduced work hours||28%||42%|
|Taken significant amount of time off||24%||39%|
|Turned down promotion||10%||13%|