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A Decade’s Worth of Progress for Working Women Evaporated Overnight

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“Ashley Reckdenwald loves her job. But the reality of the pandemic is that someone has to stay home with the kids.

Reckdenwald, a physician assistant in Princeton Junction, N.J. is among the 23.5 million working moms with kids under 18 years old that make up almost a third of the female labor force in the U.S. After the pandemic shuttered schools and child-care facilities in March, she faced the painful decision of prioritizing her children over her career”

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