Covid recession continues driving women from the job market, labor force

October 2, 2020 KRWG

“It was a really startling difference. There's no way to look at that number and conclude anything other than the fact that the child care crisis is wreaking havoc on women's employment," said Ford School economist Betsey Stevenson. "Even when men are doing more than they've perhaps done in any other generation, it's still not half. And what's happened is the amount of work that has to be done at home got bigger, and I think women are really struggling with the fact that they have to do more than half.”

Listen to the two segments on NPR's Marketplace and KRWG describing the most recent jobs report, and the impact on women's employment and work force participation.