The vast majority of working mothers—about 3 in 4 (76.8 percent)—work full time, and many are the sole or primary breadwinner for their families. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed how the work performed primarily by women, and particularly women of color, has long been and continues to be undervalued, even as the rest of the country is depending on it as never before. Women are the vast majority of workers risking their lives to provide health care, child care, and other essential services.

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