Mothers make their way back to work

The Delta variant is receding, and school-age kids are finally able to get the vaccine, notes Alicia Modestino, an economist at Northeastern University.

  • That means more schools will be able to fully reopen and stay open, and the child care constraints that are keeping parents — usually mothers — at home will fade.
  • Wages are also increasing, which could be playing a role in bringing working moms back, Modestino says.