Estimating the financial costs of pregnancy-related discrimination
Summary & aims
The project involved first mapping the financial and non-financial costs of pregnancy-related discrimination before using a range of available data sources to estimate financial costs. These datasets included the Labour Force Survey and the Survey of Employment Tribunal Applications, as well as many other sources, including that on benefit receipt, pensions, childcare costs and recruitment and redundancy costs. Costs were estimated over a one year period and were shown within a range where actual costs were likely to be affected by the assumptions made in producing the analysis.
Timescale and funder
The project was funded by the EHRC. It began in January 2016 and completed in March 2016.
Bewley H, Ebell M and J FORTH (2016) Estimating the Financial Costs of Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage, EHRC Research Report 105, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.