Wednesday, November 18, 2020

New York Times: "Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden"

From the New York Times, an article of interest for Franklin:
"For millions of working women, the coronavirus pandemic has delivered a rare and ruinous one-two-three punch.

First, the parts of the economy that were smacked hardest and earliest by job losses were ones where women dominate — restaurants, retail businesses and health care.

Then a second wave began taking out local and state government jobs, another area where women outnumber men.

The third blow has, for many, been the knockout: the closing of child care centers and the shift to remote schooling. That has saddled working mothers, much more than fathers, with overwhelming household responsibilities."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

No comments:

Post a Comment