Men and women both suffer a penalty for long term unemployment. However, women are more likely to take time off work and are more likely to take longer periods of time off – this can happen regardless of family/marital status as women are more likely to take on additional burdens of providing care to children, aging parents, and other family members.
•Your character is much more likely than a man to have to leave a job to care for your child if childcare becomes unavailable or unaffordable.
•Women are most likely to take time off when children are young. 34.2% of women with children under 6 did not work in 2020, compared to only 6.6% of men.