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Those who work outside the home must often rely on family or pay for help to supervise kids.
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
But they may not get to those who need them most.
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
Recent gains that women have made rising to senior management positions could be wiped out this year, the Lean In CEO says.
It could leave them vulnerable to layoffs, stalled careers and lower pay for years to come, new studies find.