Scholarly Article
Working Moms Bear Brunt of Home Schooling While Working During COVID-19
U.S. Census Bureau
August 18, 2020

The transition to online schooling and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic required at least one adult in the home to focus on the children — helping them with schoolwork and supervising them all day. While there was no immediate impact on detachment or unemployment, working mothers in states with early stay-at-home orders and school closures were 53.2% more likely to take leave from their jobs than working mothers in states where closures happened later, according to new research by the U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Reserve.