Women generally earn less money than their male counterparts, but that isn't the case when it comes to part-time work. One possible reason is that part-time jobs are often filled by well-educated women who have elected to cut down on their hours after starting a family, Jordan Weissmann writes. "The problem for women is that working part-time early in their careers can cost them salary while working full-time later in their careers, thanks to lost experience and perhaps some missed opportunities for promotions," he writes.

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