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"The Impact of COVID-19 on Women"

Forbes referenced research by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center, led by Dr. Jody Heymann, distinguished professor of health policy and management and founding director of FSPH’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center, about paid family leave

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Global pandemics have reshaped mankind throughout history via job loss, mortality, and poverty. Around 9.6 million U.S. workers lost their jobs due to Covid-19 but the impact across genders is uneven.

According to Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, 30 years of progress was erased overnight. About 2.3 million women left the workforce in the last year, with women of color leaving at a rate twice that of white women.

“America’s moms, especially moms of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic. The crisis ending doesn’t mean back to normal. For moms, “normal” wasn’t working in the first place," Saujani said.