Employment data released in April 2022 show another month of strong job growth. Women gained the majority of total job growth and moved into men-dominated jobs, like construction. Still, women are still much further than men from reaching pre-pandemic levels.
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A large proportion of young mothers—especially young Black and single mothers—remain economically insecure despite high levels of employment.
The COVID-19 pandemic upended life for countless families and brought heightened attention to the plight of working parents.
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Construction and Utilities Are the Only Industries Where Women Have Added Jobs Since COVID. Now the Task Is to Make Them Want to Stay.
There are just two major industries where there are now [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic upended life for countless families and brought heightened attention to the plight of working parents. Mothers with young and school-aged children have borne the brunt of the care crisis in the United States, as schools and daycare centers across the country closed. Compared to fathers, mothers have been more likely to exit the labor force prematurely, become unemployed, and reduce their work hours during the pandemic (Heggeness 2020; Landivar et al. 2020).
“The Pandemic Was Not Going to Stop Me”: A Student Parent Reflects on Struggles, and Success, during COVID
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