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Dr. Modestino weighs in Politico on how Omicron threatens women’s labor recovery

01/14/20 - BOSTON, MA. -Alicia Sasser Modestino poses for a portrait on Jan. 14, 2020. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino (Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics; Director of Research, Dukakis Center;  WGSS Executive Committee Member) shares her expertise on the fear that the rising Covid cases may lead to schools and businesses shutting down again, causing a setback in the progress women have made in the workforce since the first wave of the pandemic. 

“We see a ‘two steps forward, one step back’ kind of trend with every wave of Covid that comes” says Dr. Modestino.

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