In many ways, pandemic life is shining a light on the inequalities of our country, and our world. If you are in a white-collar job, you may have an easier time adapting your work duties into a remote scenario.
However, a family in a disadvantaged neighborhood, whether that be urban or rural; will certainly have more difficulties as school sessions start back up from home.
Those inequities are just as certain when we consider gender. It's a troubling statistic that in this country, even with great strides in equality, women still only make $.79 to every dollar a white male makes. When you look at those statistics for women of color, it gets even worse. For African American women it's $.62. For Latina women, $.54 on the dollar.
Financial inequality is not the only problem we face. According to a study from Northwestern University, women spend 40% more time than their male counterparts caring for their children. A new report out today shows that nearly 2.1 million women in Ohio have experienced a loss of employment income since March 13, and nearly 1.3 million are expected to lose employment income.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt all aspects of our lives, women's upward economic mobility, as well as their financial and domestic independence, are quickly falling victims to the coronavirus pandemic. This hour, we look at some of the disproportionate effects of the pandemic -- on the lives of women.
With us, for the conversation to look at the economic impacts on women are Francesca Donner, a reporter for The New York Times, and Chabeli Carrazana, a reporter for the online publication The 19th.
Later in the program, we add the voices of Jessie Hill, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University, and Minna Dubin, an author, and mother. We'll touch on the pandemic's effects on reproductive rights, as well as the stress that mothers are facing at home as they balance work, domestic life, child care, and educational needs for kids at home.
Francesca Donner, Reporter, and Editor of "In Her Words", The New York Times
Chabeli Carrazana, Women and The Economy Reporter, The 19th
Jessie Hill, JD, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University
Minna Dubin, Artist and Author of "The Rage Mothers Don't Talk About"