Colorado Mothers Aren’t Returning to the Workforce as Quickly as Everyone Else

Denver Post | Saja Hindi

“I think it keeps us stuck in the same old ways… One thing that I’ve learned as a mother is just the insane amount of focus and creativity and efficiency that mothers, single mothers, mothers in the workforce have.”

As many as 27,000 Colorado mothers have been kept out of the workforce due to the pandemic, either from loss of employment or lack of access to it. Local economists and women’s advocacy groups worry that the negative effects of COVID-19 conditions will not be reversed quickly enough without intentional measures at the state and federal levels.

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