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Pensive business woman The report points out that, since women leave the workforce more often than men and their breaks tend to last longer, they’re disproportionately penalized with lower pay due to career interruptions. (Photo: Getty)

It doesn’t just cost women to leave the workplace, whether to raise children or care for an older relative. There’s a financial penalty when they come back, too.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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