COVID-19 and the future of work in Africa: how to reduce income loss for formal sector employees

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Author: Fox, Louise; Signe, Landry

Abstract:

The [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 global pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to the global economy, already tremendously impacting livelihoods in Africa by reducing earnings and increasing poverty. While the scale and reach of the impact on employment will differ among countries and sectors, the main effects will be a drop in earnings (income) and increased underemployment (reduced hours) rather than unemployment. Quick action to reduce damage to livelihoods could reduce the social and economic costs this year and in the future. The authors discuss how to reduce the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Income; Finance; Economics

Keywords: Employees; Economic conditions; Underemployment; Unemployment; Private sector; Public sector; Funding; Financial aid; Government role

Geographic subjects: Africa

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Brookings Institution, 2020

Physical description: web page

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https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/05/21/covid-19-and-the-future-of-work-in-africa-how-to-reduce-income-loss-for-formal-sector-employees/

Also called: Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the future of work in Africa: how to reduce income loss for formal sector employees

Related items: TD/TNC 140.951

Notes:
The companion publication, 'COVID-19 and the future of work in Africa: how to shore up incomes for informal sector workers', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 140.951.

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 140.822

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