Home Health Parents News Now Mothers Look for Jobs Longer After Layoffs Mothers Look for Jobs Longer After Layoffs By Holly Lebowitz Rossi August 17, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_40394197 29825 The results suggest that the recent recession, dubbed the "man-cession" or "he-cession" because more men than women lost jobs, could also be viewed as a "mom-cession" as laid-off married moms had the hardest time finding new jobs. "These findings hold true across different backgrounds, such as occupation, earnings, and work history," said study co-author Brian Serafini, a University of Washington sociology graduate student. "This implies that laid-off moms aren't just taking part-time jobs or seeing being laid off as a way to opt out of the workforce and embrace motherhood instead." Serafini and co-author Michelle Maroto, who will present their findings at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said that their study supports the notions of a "motherhood penalty" and a "daddy bonus" in the workplace. "Our study provides evidence of labor market discrimination against women whose family decisions may signal to employers a lack of commitment to the workplace," said Maroto, formerly a University of Washington sociology graduate student and now an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Alberta. Image: Mother and child at home, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Mothers Look for Jobs Longer After Layoffs Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.