By Elisabeth Buchwald

‘It’s upsetting to see these changes happen so fast over the past six months.’

When women drop out of the workforce, it’s not just their families that are put at a disadvantage, but the overall U.S. economy, Nicole Mason, president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, which advocates for more women’s rights at home and in workplaces.

Women make up almost half the workforce, she said. “If they stop working, that’s income and earnings that don’t get pumped back into the economy.”

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