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
Date Written: April 5, 2020
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
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