A very interesting study emerging from Harvard Law School has a raft of findings on gender, including the following which is based on following a number of Harvard Law School cohorts well into their careers (ten years plus):
- Female respondents are less likely to be married than male respondents.
- The percentage of male partners who are married far outpaces the percentage of women partners who are married.
- The percentage of women partners who have never been married is significantly greater than the percentage of male partners who have never been married.
- Twice as many women partners as men partners report having zero children.
- Women respondents took significantly more actions, such as going part time, as a result of having a child as compared to men.
- Women respondents report feeling significantly more work place consequences, including loss of seniority, as a result of having a child as compared to men.
- Even with no children, women HLS graduates in the sample are just as likely as their male counterparts with two or more children to be in the full time work force
- Less than half of female respondents with two or more children are still in the full time workforce
- Women have spouses/partners that work, on average, more hours than the spouses/partners of men.
- Women partners have spouses/partners that work, on average, more hours than the spouses/partners of non-partner men.
The report is here.