The new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been more than proportional for women in Italy, especially for low educated female workers and working in the South during 2020.
GLO Discussion Paper No. 1291, 2023
More than a She-recession: Long-term feminization and short-term pandemic effects – Download PDF
by Nelli, Linnea & Virgillito, Maria Enrica
GLO Fellow Maria Enrica Virgillito
Author Abstract: The Covid-19 crisis has been defined as a “She-recession” because of its disproportionate impact on female employment by contrast to past recessions defined as “Man-recessions”, for the usual disproportionate impact on men. The roots of the She-recession can be however traced back to the persistence of gender asymmetries both intra-household and extra-household in the labour market, a phenomenon known as feminization. This paper aims at measuring and explaining the gender differences in the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the Italian labour market from a macroeconomic perspective. We measure the duration, depth and diffusion of the Covid-19 crisis on job losses, structural unemployment and inactivity. We find that the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been more than proportional for women, especially for low educated female workers and working in the South during 2020.
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