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Big gender gap in GP earnings

Male GPs with children earn up to $105,000 more a year than female GPs who are also mothers, according to new research.

The study of 3,618 GPs found that while women worked fewer hours when they had kids, men worked longer hours, and earned more than men without children.

The results indicate the presence of a “breadwinner effect”, where men work harder and increase productivity to provide for their children.

Researchers concluded that medical workforce policy should acknowledge the economic benefits of reducing the cost of career interruptions for women.

Read more at The University of Melbourne

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