Monday, September 19, 2022

A COVID-19 labor force legacy - Ryan Nunn and Katherine Lim, Brookings

In a new analysis of Current Population Survey microdata, we find that less-educated couples became more likely during the COVID-19 pandemic to include only one labor force participant. This shift from two-participant to one-participant families reflects declining participation by women with younger children and is not evident in couples where at least one partner has a four-year college degree.