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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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There is a significant disparity in the way COVID-19 has impacted employment for men and women. Image: Author’s calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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COVID-19 has meant deep employment losses for women. Image: Author’s calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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The COVID-19 recession is truly unique. Image: Author’s calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Employment losses for women has a disastrous macroeconomic effect. Image: Author’s calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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If more schools reopened, more women could return to work. Image: Author’s calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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