GENDER INEQUALiTY REARiNG iTS HEAD iN THE MiDST OF A “SHE-CESSiON”
This report examines the experiences of women in the workforce. Importantly, the connection between healthcare, childcare and the economy is drawn with women as the focal point.
Still suffering from what has been the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, the global labor market has reflected the pressures of the pandemic with unemployment rates nearing record highs. However, none have felt the extent of Covid-19’s impact more than women of the workforce. The unique circumstances of this recession has seen certain sectors affected disproportionately by the pandemic and its aftermath. With women bearing the brunt of the job losses, the current “she- cession” is poised to have consequences lasting far beyond the next few years...
Author: Kelvin Wu