Gender Inequality

How has COVID-19 impacted the US gender gap?


The pandemic has widened some gender disparities. We must work together to change this. Image: Chris Liverani/Unsplash

Richard Fry
Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
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Among less-educated adults, labor force decline has been greater for women than men from 2019 to 2021
Labor forces age 25 and older, in millions. Image: Pew Research Center

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On average, men are working fewer hours in paid jobs since 2019, but women’s hours are unchanged
Among those ages 25 and older, average hours worked in a week. Image: Pew Research Center
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The gender pay gap has not widened during the pandemic.
Median hourly earnings of women as a % of men's median among employed ages 25 and older. Image: Pew Research Center
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