Press Release COVID-19 Economic Crisis and Recovery Inequality Jobs United States

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Mother’s Day Shecession Class Divide in the US

May 05, 2021

Contact: Karen Conner, 202-281-4159Mail_Outline

Washington DC — Working-class mothers experienced the largest decline in employment and the largest labor force exodus between 2019 and 2020. The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) published today an illustration of what that looks like.

This illustration helps to put in context CEPR’s recent analysis of the uneven distribution of the pandemic-induced “shecession.” The overall decline of women in the labor force shows a class-based dividing line, with working-class mothers disproportionately pushed out.

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