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Article: Mothers are Being Left Behind in the Economic Recovery from COVID-19

Female-led head house took the biggest economic hit during the height of the pandemic, leaving many mothers who work hourly or gig jobs behind in recovery efforts. Recovery for single mothers has been further dampened by lack of safe, reliable childcare options; the system is not designed to ensure the thriving of this demographic. Direct aid, longer runways for safety net services, e.g. unemployment funds, food stamps, etc. are essential to cover the basic needs of families, but what about the longterm goals and dreams of mothers?

In our work, we put the kind of data found in The Hamilton Project in conversation with the lived experience of Black single mothers. You can read more from The Hamilton Project here.

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