Work, care and gender during the COVID-19 crisis


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Author: Hupkau, Claudia; Petrongolo, Barbara


[Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 is hitting most economies as hard as the deepest recessions, but given the exceptional nature of this crisis, the distribution of jobs and workers affected is potentially different from previous recessions. The Great Recession, as well as other previous downturns, tended to more severely affect male-dominated industries such as construction and manufacturing. As the participation of men and women is different across sectors, the labour market impact of COVID-19 may differ across genders. In this paper, the authors combine evidence on jobs performed by...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Labour market; Participation; Economics

Keywords: Economic recession; Labour force participation; Work organisation; Family; Social aspects; Unemployment; Work at home; Work life balance

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, 2020

Physical description: 10 p.

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Also called: Work, care and gender during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 crisis

Series: A CEP COVID-19 analysis; paper no. 002

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 140.215

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