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Why is Mommy So Stressed?

The pandemic has been tough on all of us, but it has hit working moms extra hard. Dr. Misty Heggeness, Principal Economist and Sr. Advisor for Evaluation & Experiments at the US Census Bureau, sees it clearly in the stats. We talked to her about the impact of COVID-19 on women in the workforce, how gender equality is impacting our health – and what we need to do to move mountains for working women. Dr. Heggeness shared her thoughts on her working paper entitled, “Why is Mommy so Stressed? Estimating the Immediate Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Parental Attachment to the Labor Market and the Double Bind of Mothers”. Why is your topic important to study?  Our society has yet to achieve gender equality…

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