Latinas Exiting the Workforce
Racial Justice and Equity

Latinas Exiting the Workforce

How the Pandemic Revealed Historic Disadvantages and Heightened Economic Hardship

Posted: June 14, 2021
Author(s): Kassandra Hernández, Diana Garcia, Paula Nazario, Michael Rios, and Rodrigo Domínguez-Villegas
Organization(s): UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative

As baby boomers retire in record numbers, Latinas are poised to transform the U.S. labor force and catalyze economic growth. However, the pandemic has made clear that without considerable changes in job protection and safety-net programs, the economic potential of Latinas will be limited. A new report analyzes the current state of Latinas in the U.S. workforce, the impact of the pandemic on their employment opportunities, and the need for systemwide changes to unleash their talent.