Stephanie H. Murray
The Remote Work-Fertility Connection
The Atlantic, 2021
Remote work options have demographic consequences.
The remote-work arrangements many companies adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited one demographic group in particular: highly-educated working women with children, who were able to do their jobs from home. In this article, Stephanie H. Murray sheds light on a new type of “digital divide” researchers are starting to observe in the industrial world, between those with virtual work options and those without. The consequences of this gap, Murray writes, may, ultimately, be more far-reaching than you would expect – directly affecting a woman’s choice to have children.
About the Author
Stephanie H. Murray is a public policy researcher turned freelance writer.
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