‘I had to choose being a mother’: With no childcare or summer camps, women are bring edged out of the workforce
There is not enough time to do everything. Families have to make tough choices: If a ball must be dropped, which one should it be? Chances are, in a heterosexual couple, it will be a woman’s paid labor.
So, she looked at preprint servers to investigate whether women were posting fewer studies than they were before lockdowns began. The analysis — and several others — suggests that, across disciplines, women’s publishing rate has fallen relative to men’s amid the pandemic.
Affordable childcare is increasingly difficult to find in the U.S. – Coronavirus could make it harder
Megan Leonhardt, CNBC
Like Fletcher, about 17% of child-care centers around the country are closed to all but the children of essential workers, according to a recent survey of 5,000 providers nationwide conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. About half of child-care providers opted to close temporarily when the pandemic hit their businesses.
Harvard Business Review
As we have argued before, the real problem is not a lack of competent females; it is too few obstacles for incompetent males, which explains the surplus of overconfident, narcissistic, and unethical people in charge.
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— Cheddar🧀 (@cheddar) May 29, 2020
I enjoyed participating in this discussion with three other mothers working from home while homeschooling children.