Alicia Sasser Modestino, (Associate Professor of Public Policy, Urban Affairs & Economics; Director of Research, Dukakis Center & WGSS Affiliated Faculty and Executive Committee Member) was interviewed by Marketplace and Good Morning America. In her interview with Marketplace, Professor Modestino discussed how vaccine hesitancy will affect the economy. With Good Morning America, she spoke about the affects of the COVID-19 surge on working mothers as the school year approaches.
“I would call this the ‘second wave’ [of women leaving the workforce] where women who previously were able to hold onto their jobs working from home and maybe sleeping less or cutting corners and supervising kids while working from home, they no longer have that option at the same time that we’re probably going to see a lot of school disruption. It’s going to be very difficult for moms to maintain any kind of continuity in the workplace.”Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino with Good Morning America