Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Labor Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last three decades has increased gender equality, notably in employment. With the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, however, necessary public health measures have put these gains in jeopardy. Throughout the pandemic thus far, women have been more likely than men to lose their jobs and less likely to regain them when conditions allow. Where families have school-age children, many more women than men have withdrawn from or lost work outside the home. By participating in information gathering on the nature and extent of these trends, Latin American and Caribbean countries have gained valuable insights and tools for accurately assessing the situation and preparing to address it as the crisis recedes. Read More