How The Pandemic Is Pushing Women Out Of The Workforce
Work, childcare, household chores, helping older relatives--the pressures of the pandemic are pushing many women, especially mothers, to cut back on hours at work or even quit their jobs.
We speak to sociologist Liana Christin Landivar of the Maryland Population Research Center. From promotions and raises to retirement and the wage gap, what long-term effects will the pandemic have on women’s careers? Why aren’t men facing the same pressure?