COVID-19 Crisis Shifts the Career Paradigm of Women and Maligns the Labour Market: A Gender Lens

9 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020 Last revised: 8 May 2020

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Nizam Ud Din

Nankai Business School, Nankai University

Xinsheng Cheng

Nankai School of Business

Shama Nazneen

College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University

Hongyan Sun

Nankai Business School, Nankai University

Muhammad Imran

Bacha Khan University

Date Written: April 5, 2020

Abstract

This study attempt to examine the effect of the COVID-19 on women participation in the labor market. We have used the ILO and World bank data to determine how the recession affect women employment in a different region? And how current pandemic (COVID-19) affect women employment? The result shows that lower-middle-income, middle income and upper-middle-income group effect from any upcoming recession. Moreover, the labour market in the lower-income countries is already severe, and the current pandemic could further widen the gender gap. Among all women are associated with informal employment in any sector, tourism, food, and small enterprise would be suffered the most.

Keywords: COVID-19; labor market; gender; recession; tourism

JEL Classification: F66, I19, J64

Suggested Citation

Ud Din, Nizam and Cheng, Xinsheng and Nazneen, Shama and Sun, Hongyan and Imran, Muhammad, COVID-19 Crisis Shifts the Career Paradigm of Women and Maligns the Labour Market: A Gender Lens (April 5, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589448 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3589448

Nizam Ud Din (Contact Author)

Nankai Business School, Nankai University ( email )

Balitai, 94 weijing Rd
Tianjin, Tianjin 300071

Xinsheng Cheng

Nankai School of Business ( email )

94 Weijin Road
Tianjin
China

Shama Nazneen

College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University ( email )

Tianjin
China

Hongyan Sun

Nankai Business School, Nankai University ( email )

Balitai, 94 weijing Rd
Tianjin, 300071
China

Muhammad Imran

Bacha Khan University ( email )

Charsadda, KPK 46000
Pakistan

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