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A crisis for caregivers

Many working parents were already struggling. Then the pandemic hit.

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Working parents could face discrimination as pandemic wears on

Jul 9, 2020
A California woman has sued her employer, saying she was fired because of her child care responsibilities.
A mother works from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women are reducing their work hours much more than men to take care of children and attend to household needs.
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Economies are reopening, but the child care question persists

Jun 8, 2020
An industry stretched thin before the pandemic is now at a breaking point.
A mother helps her daughters with schoolwork in March. As the economy opens back up, school programs remain shut down.
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Struggles of working parents on full display amid pandemic

Mar 26, 2020
But the difficulty of balancing work and family predate this crisis.
About 75% of moms and more than 90% of dads work In the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, those parents are also homeschool teachers.
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When home becomes office, day care and school all at once

Mar 18, 2020
Kids, spouses and roommates are adding stress to unconventional work arrangements.
Designating time for each parent to work or watch the kids could help while working from home.
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