A lack of affordable child care is keeping women out of the workforce

Jul 8, 2022
Child care is a poorly paid profession that continues to be one of the biggest expenses for parents.
The child care sector is down nearly 100,000 workers since the start of 2020, according to one estimate.
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How have dads been stepping up as caregivers during the pandemic?

Sep 15, 2021
Dads have played a more active role in domestic labor and caregiving during the pandemic. That's helped moms — just not enough.
With more fathers at home during the pandemic, housework and child care has become more equal.
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With COVID gaps on millions of resumes, do they still carry stigma?

Jul 8, 2021
Greater acceptance for career pauses could benefit moms.
Resume gaps may take on a different meaning post-COVID, especially for working parents whose family responsibilities increased.
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Moms with straight As in high school get similar leadership opportunities as dads who got failing grades

Feb 10, 2021
A new study provides more evidence that mothers are particularly penalized in the workplace.
During the pandemic, many mothers have been forced to cut back on their hours or leave jobs to care for kids, often because they make less than a male partner.
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A crisis for caregivers

Dec 30, 2020
Many working parents were already struggling. Then the pandemic hit.
The pandemic has left parents with impossible choices.
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Child care crisis could cost women $64.5 billion in lost wages

Oct 30, 2020
A new report quantifies the cost of women pulling back from work to care for kids during the pandemic.
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Younger workers are pushing for greater work-life balance

Jun 3, 2019
They're bringing self-care to work and pushing for more flexibility to have a life.

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.