Parenting/Care/Work

FROM THE HEADLINES

Nursing Home and Care Workers Officially the Most Dangerous Job in the U.S. August 3, 2020 (by Oliver C. Haug  – Ms. Magazine)
Nursing home workers are now considered to have the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.—as shown by their fatality rates.

How the Pandemic Could Force a Generation of Mothers Out of the Workforce July 27, 2020 (by Neil Paine and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux – FiveThirtyEight)
The collapse of the child care and public education infrastructure that so many parents rely on could push some women out of the labor force entirely.

How Caregiving Became More Than Just a Women’s Issue July 23, 2020 (by Claire Cain Miller – The New York Times)
The U.S. has long overlooked the challenges for people with both jobs outside the home and the responsibility of looking after others. Could that be about to change?

11-Year-Old Supports Single Mothers During Pandemic with His Lemonade Stand July 18, 2020 (by Kiely Westhoff – CNN)
Cartier Carey is proving no one is too young to make a difference. The 11-year-old is working hard to provide relief for single mothers one cup of lemonade at a time.

Study Shows Moms with Young Children Have Reduced Their Work Hours More than Dads During the Pandemic July 15, 2020 (by Korin Miller – Yahoo!Life)
Yahoo Life’s Korin Miller explores how working parents are affected by the coronavirus crisis and offers expert input on how families address this issue.

This Isn’t Sustainable for Working Parents July 9, 2020 (by Joe Pinsker – The Atlantic)
The pandemic has already taken a toll on the careers of those with young children—particularly mothers.

Coronavirus Is Killing the Working Mother July 3, 2020 (by EJ Dickson – Rolling Stone)
It was hard enough to “have it all” before — but the pandemic could force out a generation of moms out of the workforce.

Will Breastfeeding on Zoom Break the Work-Life Barrier Once and for All? June 29, 2020 (by Chloe Schama – Vogue)
Like the breastfeeding selfie, the breastfeeding Zoom call could normalize the act and just maybe make it a bit easier for working mothers.

You May Have Access to Paid Sick Leave and Not Even Know It June 24, 2020 (by Lakshmi Gandhi – Supermajority)
The coronavirus relief package, which few workers know they are eligible for, includes provisions for some hourly workers to take up to 80 hours of paid time off for COVID-19 related reasons including caregiving responsibilities and stay-at-home orders.

Fatherhood and the Pandemic: How Men Are Stepping Up with Child Care June 19, 2020 (by Elissa Strauss – CNN)
Fathers are doing more child care amid the pandemic. The shelter-in-place laws have led to dads doing more than ever around the house. Some experts believe this could be a watershed moment for gender equality in the home.

A Reckoning for Health Care Professionals: Should They Be Activists, Too? June 16, 2020 (by Ruth Hailu – STAT)
Amid the global pandemic and rallies over systemic racial injustice, health workers and health educators are grappling with momentous questions.

Parents and Child Care Providers Are Falling Apart. It Could Get Much Worse June 1, 2020 (by Jen Rose Smith – CNN)
In 2020, the UN Global Day of Parents arrives as many parents and child care providers are increasingly overstretched. Long before the pandemic, many child care providers already operated with thin margins and little buffer against a financial crisis.

‘I Had to Choose Being a Mother’: With No Child Care or Summer Camps, Women Are Being Edged Out of the Workforce May 22, 2020 (by Caroline Kitchener – The Lily)
When parents can’t do it all, women’s paid labor is often the first to go.

Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers. May 8, 2020 (by Kim Brooks – The New York Times)
One lesson from the pandemic: Child care is work. And it should be compensated.

Sheryl Sandberg: The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Creating a ‘Double Double Shift’ for Women. Employers Must Help May 7, 2020 (by Sheryl Sandberg and Rachel Thomas – Fortune)
Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.org president Rachel Thomas argue that companies must do more to support women.

This Woman’s Work  April 29, 2020 (by  – Elle)
Seven female frontline workers from all over the country reveal how their jobs have been challenged—and their lives forever changed—during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Could Hurt Women the Most. Here’s How to Prevent a Patriarchal Pandemic. April 20, 2020 (by Soraya Chemaly – NBC News)
Because women do the bulk of unpaid domestic and care work, they are also particularly hard hit by public health crises and pandemics. And this one is no different.

Domestic Workers Take Care of Us. Now, It’s Time For Us to Take Care of Them. April 14, 2020 (by Ai-Jen Poo – TIME)
Ai-jen Poo on why we need to fight for the working people of America.

Alone Together? Valuing Feminized Work  April 6, 2020 (The Representation Project)
In the world’s time of need, more and more people have taken to the “feminized” practice of supporting one another. 

Women Shoulder Most of the Extra Work Because of COVID-19 April 4, 2020 (by Rachel Thomas – Thomson Reuters Foundation News)
In the spirit of solidarity this pandemic demands of us, we need to find ways to give women a break.

Do You Value Women’s Work Yet? March 31, 2020 (by – Huffington Post)
This Equal Pay Day, let’s reexamine how we think about labor. 

Home Work? Everyone Is Home Right Now, But Who’s Doing All the “Home” Work? March 26, 2020 (by Eve Rodsky – Harper’s BAZAAR)
COVID-19 shines a light on gender imbalance in housework and childcare.

COVID-19 Demands that We Pay Attention to Who Does the Care Work—and How We Support Them March 18, 2020 (Promundo)
We must pay attention to the brave care workers around the world—mostly women—and the need for men to embrace a culture of care.

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