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Coronavirus child-care crisis will set women back a generation

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In this Washington Post article, Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino shares her insights, both as a parent and an economist, on how women will bear the long-term consequences of schools reopening in terms of job loss and reduced hours without adequate childcare.

One out of four women who reported becoming unemployed during the pandemic said it was due to a lack of child care — twice the rate among men.

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