Child Care Problems Skyrocketed Under COVID. Women Paid the Price.

USA Today | Matt Wynn

“Just as we need infrastructure investments in bridges and roads so we can get to work, we also need investment in child care so we can get to work.”

Finding adequate and affordable child care was difficult even before the pandemic struck. Under school and center closures and widespread social distancing expectations, the disproportionate burden of child care on women has been highlighted over the last year. For instance, women accounted for 84% of all professionals who missed work due to child care-related issues, and the number of women with child-care related absences doubled from 2019 to 2020. This article from USA Today takes a deeper look at the numbers.

Read more from USA Today.