WGSS Committee member, Alicia Sasser Modestino weighs in on the recent Washington Post article on the economic and political impacts of women being excluded from the workforce. With the pandemic’s omicron surge many women left the workforce and could have marked a tipping point due to inadequate child care. Build Back Better was supposed to bring about universal pre-K, paid family leave and other child care efforts, but now seems to be pared down from what was promised.
Dr. Modestino who is also an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics and Research Director of the Dukakis Center says “The reason this is not a top priority is this is invisible work that gets done by generation after generation of American women”.
Read the full Washington Post article here.