Women's work: the impact of the COVID crisis on Australian women


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Author: Wood, Danielle; Griffiths, Kate; Crowley, Tom


The [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 recession was Australia's deepest since the Great Depression. This report argues that, while all Australians felt some effects, the economic pain was not shared equally. This recession hit young people, those in insecure work, and women particularly hard. Indeed, women are recovering from a 'triple-whammy' - they were more likely to lose their jobs, more likely to do a lot more unpaid work, and less likely to get government support. Women's employment improved as the economy re-opened, but many groups have not caught up, and on current forecasts,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Participation; Policy

Keywords: Economic conditions; Economic recession; Economic impact; Employment pattern; Employment status; Unemployment; Labour force participation; Hours of work; Access to education and training; Financial aid; Policy implications; Federal government; State government; Government role; Budget; Future; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Carlton, Victoria: Grattan Institute, 2021

Physical description: 57 p. (report) + 16 p. (briefing pack) + 1 Excel document

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Also called: Women's work: the impact of the Coronavirus Disease crisis on Australian women

ISBN: 9780648896296

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 143.983

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