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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on gender equality

Publication Type:

COVID-19

Source:

VOX, CEPR Policy Portal (2020)

URL:

https://voxeu.org/article/impact-coronavirus-pandemic-gender-equality

Abstract:

The lockdowns triggered by COVID-19 are taking a disproportionate toll on women in the labour market, as the sectors with high rates of female employment are experiencing heavier job losses while increased childcare needs during school closures exert an outsized impact on working mothers. Still, this column finds reason to hope that by promoting flexible work arrangements and putting the childcare obligations of both genders into plain sight, the crisis may reduce labour-market barriers in the long run.

Link to the article: https://voxeu.org/article/impact-coronavirus-pandemic-gender-equality

 

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The lockdowns triggered by COVID-19 are taking a disproportionate toll on women in the labour market, as the sectors with high rates of female employment are experiencing heavier job losses while increased childcare needs during school closures exert an outsized impact on working mothers. Still, this column finds reason to hope that by promoting flexible work arrangements and putting the childcare obligations of both genders into plain sight, the crisis may reduce labour-market barriers in the long run.

Link to the article: https://voxeu.org/article/impact-coronavirus-pandemic-gender-equality