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Shecession: COVID-19 is affecting women's employment status worse than men

The downturn triggered by the pandemic has created larger employment losses for women than for men Image: Unsplash/Christina@wocintechchat.com

Titan Alon

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California

Jane Olmstead-Rumsey

PhD candidate in Economics, Northwestern University

Michèle Tertilt

Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

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