My wife and I have been discussing how the pandemic will affect professional women differentially as child care and home schooling eat into the time that could be devoted to “leaning in”. And then there’s this piece on the CNN website today about a grad student who is a single parent. I’ve seen some slight accommodations from universities in terms of tenure clocks. That’s not enough if we aren’t going to put the next generation of women scientists at risk.
What would be the right policy prescriptions for the current situation?