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How the Pandemic Could Erase Decades of Progress for Women in the Workforce

About two million women in the U.S. are no longer part of the workforce.

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About two million women in the U.S. are no longer part of the workforce. Since February 2020, they’ve either lost their jobs due to the pandemic, or found it made more sense for them to continue staying at home. Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Academy of Medicine. Soledad talks to her about what this mass exodus could mean for the future of the U.S. economy.