Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden

Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions

“Work is so much more than what you’re taking home as payment,” Laci Oyler said. But when cutting her hours wasn’t enough to deal with child care, she quit her job. Photo: Sara Stathas for The New York Times