July 27, 2021

Occupational Segregation

Maria and Julio are joined by Chabeli Carrazana, economy reporter at The 19th, and Valerie Wilson, director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Economy at the Economic Policy Institute, for a discussion on COVID-19’s impact on women in the workforce. They discuss government efforts to curb the growing “shecession” and the pandemic’s toll on mental health for parents and healthcare workers, the majority of whom are women. We also hear from Milagros Cancel, a Puerto Rican mother of three and founder of Comité Timón People and Families Chapter NYC.  ITT Staff Picks: - In her latest for The 19th, Chabeli Carrazana describes the rise of mental health consultation as a means of lowering sky-high expulsion rates in preschools. - “You can’t use food stamps to pay for diapers. You can’t use a housing voucher to gas up your car or pay a babysitter. But parents will be able to use this money on whatever they need to, stabilizing family finances in a way no other program does,” writes Annie Lowrey in this piece on the child tax credit in The Atlantic.  - In this piece for Politico, Megan Cassella breaks down the pandemic’s impact on women’s workforce participation, barriers to returning to the labor force, and what the path forward may look like.  Photo credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay  

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