Seven charts that show COVID-19’s impact on women’s employment

Seven charts that show COVID-19’s impact on women’s employment

But COVID-19 dealt a major setback
The pandemic had a near-immediate effect on women’s employment. One in four women are considering leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers versus one in five men. While all women have been impacted, three major groups have experienced some of the largest challenges: working mothers, women in senior management positions, and Black women. This disparity came across as particularly stark with parents of kids under ten: the rate at which women in this group were considering leaving was ten percentage points higher than for men. And women in heterosexual dual-career couples who have children also reported larger increases in their time spent on household responsibilities since the pandemic began. For more, see “The pandemic’s gender effect.”

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