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The Alarming Stats That Show How The “Mom Recession” Is Setting Women Back

We came a long way, baby.

by Lisa Selin Davis


COVID-19 has caused a “she-cession,” worsening gender, racial, and economic inequality. Hundreds of thousands of moms have fled or been forced from the workforce. Some are “lucky” and don’t need jobs in order to keep food on the table. Some are descending into poverty.

“Women’s employment and labor force participation rates have both fallen to levels not seen since 1986,” reports The Center for American Progress. Since the beginning of the crisis, women have lost 5.8 million jobs altogether.Per The Women's National Law Center