In their recent publication, Resilient But Not Recovered: After Two Years of the COVID-19 Crisis, Women Are Still Struggling, National Women’s Law Center combines analysis of federal data sources with findings from a research to better understand how women are faring at work and in their lives after weathering two years of this pandemic.

As reported by Insider, the findings are sobering: “While the American Rescue Plan Act and earlier relief legislation was essential to mitigate the pandemic’s damage, it was not designed to address the structural barriers to economic security that many women face. Today, the recovery is uneven: many women—particularly Black women, Latinas, and other women of color—are still struggling to make ends meet.”

It has never been clearer that policies to bolster families’ incomes, ensure access to health care, and help people both work and care for their loved ones are essential to drive an equitable recovery.