Gender Inequality

Mothers have been some of the worst affected by COVID-19. Here’s how to help them

Women with young children have been among the biggest casualties of the economic lockdowns. Image: REUTERS/Eva Plevier - RC2HDJ9U715C

Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Stefania Fabrizio
Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Diego B. P. Gomes
Analyst, Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, International Monetary Fund
Marina M. Tavares
Economist, International Monetary Fund
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a chart showing the effect of covid lockdowns on mothers in the us uk and spain
Despite differences, all three countries shared one thing in common: mothers of young children have been disproportionately affected by the lockdown. Image: IMF
a chart comparing the effect of lockdown on men and women
In all countries, mothers have been hardest. Image: IMF

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