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.
49% [of mothers], compared to 39% of fathers, are not aware of the plans their employers have in place for parents … 4 in 10 parents fear it would be a risk to their employment to take advantage of the offerings; 39% worry they will be terminated if they ask.