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For several interrelated reasons, women's average lifetime earnings are substantially lower than their male counterparts. Women provide the majority of unpaid family caregiving which means their careers are frequently interrupted. Typically when most careers are formed and earning profiles are established, women are giving birth and building their families. Research shows that a woman's lifetime earning potential is cut by 28% with the birth of one child. Each additional child reduces a woman's average earning potential by another 3 percent.