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The Economy Is Shrinking for Women. That’s Why We Need Build Back Better
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The Economy Is Shrinking for Women. That’s Why We Need Build Back Better

Rose Khattar explains how enacting President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda can address economic disparities for women in the United States.

This month’s jobs data is a timely reminder that there is no economic recovery without women.

In September, women lost 26,000 non-farm jobs, while men gained 220,000 non-farm jobs. This gender disparity in job outcomes comes at a time when Congress has an opportunity to pass the historic Build Back Better plan and change the course of women’s employment. Congress can act now to improve the economic security of millions of women and their families by passing long-overdue investments in care infrastructure and ensuring not just more jobs, but more better-paid and high-quality jobs for women.

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Rose Khattar

Associate Director, Rapid Response and Analysis

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