The COVID-19 pandemic has affected women’s employment much more dramatically than men, especially women of color, both because of the fields they work in and the need to take care of children who are distance learning. Experts discuss how this affects families, the workforce overall, and what can be done to ease the problem.


  • Dr. Kate Bahn, Director of Labor Market Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Dr. Jeff Hayes, Chief Data Analyst, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Michael Madowitz, economist, Center for American Progress

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