Pandemic Recession Continues To Impact Women, Mothers

The pandemic recession hit women particularly hard. As the economy recovers, will women and mothers return to the workplace?

Increased household responsibilities during the pandemic have forced many working mothers to scale back on their hours or to leave the workforce entirely.
Increased household responsibilities during the pandemic have forced many working mothers to scale back on their hours or to leave the workforce entirely.
Increased household responsibilities during the pandemic have forced many working mothers to scale back on their hours or to leave the workforce entirely.
Increased household responsibilities during the pandemic have forced many working mothers to scale back on their hours or to leave the workforce entirely.

Pandemic Recession Continues To Impact Women, Mothers

The pandemic recession hit women particularly hard. As the economy recovers, will women and mothers return to the workplace?

At the worst point of the pandemic recession, women’s participation in the workforce fell to 57% — a level not seen since the mid-1980s. Many working mothers left a job they love to take care of the family they love, bearing the brunt of disruptions to child care and school. As life returns to normal, will women return to work?

Reset examines what the future holds for working women.

GUEST: Nela Richardson, chief economist at ADP