The pandemic has brought to light the struggle that many working moms go through, prompting consideration of how to alleviate some of those struggles. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained to Bloomberg Radio how the country got to this point.
"People really decided that childcare was a personal issue more than a societal issue — something for families to solve on their own," Stevenson said. "And we even saw that at the beginning of the pandemic. It was breathtaking to me that Congress tied themselves in knots to save the airlines, but barely asked the question of who is going to take care of the children."