Single Moms and COVID-19: Lessons in Desperation and Strength

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The coronavirus adds additional risk to the already precarious day-to-day reality of many of the 8 million single mothers in the United States. (allison fomich)

In a briefing about the coronavirus, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently described New York City as the canary in the coal mine.

As the founder of Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere (ESME), a sociologist and former single mom, it’s a metaphor I’ve often used to describe the situation facing women who parent alone: The challenges they face from the current pandemic reveals the inadequacy of economic, political and social support for our most vulnerable families. 

Whether solo by choice, circumstance, divorce or the death of a partner, many single mothers parent under threat. Failing to provide affordable childcare, family leave, healthcare or living wages, our nation tests the limits of their strength and…

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