Stalled Careers: New Research on the Intensive Margin in the Pandemic

  • One-third said they had worked fewer hours during the pandemic because of childcare issues.
  • One-fifth had moved to part-time work.
  • 28 percent declined new responsibilities at work
  • 23 percent did not apply for new jobs
  • 16 percent did not pursue a promotion.
  • Respondents living with children who were unable to attend school or day care for pandemic-related reasons said that an adult in the household had cut paid work hours in the past week as a result.
  • One-quarter said an adult had taken unpaid leave to care for children.
  • One-fifth used paid leave, like vacation or sick days, to do so.
  • Single mothers not living with another working-age adult have experienced the biggest decrease in hours worked.



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