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  • Paper: Sharp decline in women's labor force participation in Illinois due to COVID-19

    Photo of Alison Dickson, a senior instructor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an existing child care crisis that disproportionately impacted and continues to affect working women, says Alison Dickson, a senior instructor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Alison Dickson, email aquesada@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Woman and child care in Illinois: A survey of working mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic” is available online.