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How The Pandemic Is Pushing Women Out Of The Workforce

Lyncconf Games

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?

Check out these links:
The Struggle For Working Mothers During The Pandemic
Moms, Not Dads, Lose Time To Work During Pandemic

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.