NBC News: Gender economist Katica Roy: If we don’t act fast, women will bear the brunt of the financial crisis caused by coronavirus

Women on the Front Lines

As a gender economist, I’m concerned for these female-headed households. Because moms, in aggregate, earn 69 for every dollar dads earn, the wage gap puts them at an even greater disadvantage when financial crises hit. It’s part of the reason why children living with solo moms are five times more likely to be poor than children living with solo dads. Read the full interview with Katica Roy, gender economist and the CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline.