Breakout Marshallplan Moms

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RE$ET Breakout: A Marshall Plan for Moms

In December 2020, the US economy shed 140,000 net jobs. All were jobs held by women. Another 275,000 women left the workforce in January. Hear about a proposed “Marshall Plan for Moms” that includes solutions like affordable child care, paid family leave, and pay equity.

  • February 23rd 2021

PUSH PLAY to hear from Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, and Peggy Collins, managing editor for Bloomberg News.

  • Reshma Saujani
  • Betsey Stevenson
  • Peggy Collins

A Marshall Plan for Moms

In December 2020, the US economy shed 140,000 net jobs. All were jobs held by women. Another 275,000 women left the workforce in January. The disproportionate impact of COVID on working women’s lives is striking — both for the sheer numbers of women involved and for the emotional stresses that compound the economic issues of not having a job. Work, for most women, is not just eight hours a day in an office, restaurant, or hotel. Work begins and ends each day at home, as women fulfill roles as mothers and/or caregivers. But there are solutions to alleviate these stresses. Several are addressed in a proposed “Marshall Plan for Moms”: affordable child care, paid family leave, pay equity. Supporting the economic lives of women is not a women’s rights issue — it has huge implications for the nation’s economic health, well-being, and growth. Featuring Reshma Saujani and Betsey Stevenson in conversation with Peggy Collins.

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