28 min

Harvard Professor Claudia Goldin on Women’s Participation in the Workforce Sustaining Capitalism

    • Business

One distinctly disparate impact as a result of COVID-19 has been on women, and particularly mothers of young children.  They have left in troves to take the primary responsibility for caregiving of their children during the pandemic.  Preeminent labor economist, historian, and trailblazer in the field of economics, Dr. Claudia Goldin, currently the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Gender in the Economy Study Group, joins to discuss what a reduction in the workforce participation of women means for them, their families, employers, and the economic success of our nation.      

One distinctly disparate impact as a result of COVID-19 has been on women, and particularly mothers of young children.  They have left in troves to take the primary responsibility for caregiving of their children during the pandemic.  Preeminent labor economist, historian, and trailblazer in the field of economics, Dr. Claudia Goldin, currently the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Gender in the Economy Study Group, joins to discuss what a reduction in the workforce participation of women means for them, their families, employers, and the economic success of our nation.      

28 min