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COVID-19 and the Status of Women in the States: Interview with Rachel Flum about the Impact of the Economic Crisis on women in Rhode Island

This interview is part of a week-long series for [...]

By IWPR|2020-12-14T22:07:07-05:00December 14, 2020|In the Lead|0 Comments

Women Fall Further Behind Men in Recovery and Are 5.8 Million Jobs Below Pre-COVID Employment Level

New jobs figures from September show much less job growth than in the previous month, particularly for women, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics latest Employment Situation release. Women’s official rates unemployment fell, while the number of women who are no longer actively looking for work increased.

Widespread Decline in Household Income During COVID-19 Pandemic Contributes to Food Insufficiency Among Families

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economic security and well-being of families. In addition to finding and sustaining employment, many families are struggling with food insufficiency, a direct consequence of lost earnings. Nationally, more than 37 million Americans, including more than 11 million children are food insecure.

Who gives care during the Covid-19 pandemic?

People around the world are feeling the pressures of caring for children and other loved ones without paid care services and the support of extended family and social networks. Due to decades of disinvestment and discriminatory policies, many families’ care and support needs were unmet before the pandemic. The loss of normal care structures has pushed many already-marginalized families to the brink.

By IWPR|2020-08-16T17:26:32-05:00August 16, 2020|Comments Off on Who gives care during the Covid-19 pandemic?