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Women Who Take Their Husband’s Name Earn Less

by | 2nd, October 2011

OF course, this may have something to do with the attitudes of women who take their husband’s name and those who do not. But the choice can affect your job prospects:

Even after controlling for education levels and work hours, a woman who took her husband’s name earns less — €960 compared to €1156.

A study showed:

Despite the fact that other than their name choice the women were identical, the participants overwhelmingly described the woman who had taken her husband’s name as being more caring, more dependent, less intelligent, more emotional and (somewhat) less competent. Not necessarily qualities you would seek in a potential employee.

Depends what job you are looking to fill…



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