How will the response to coronavirus affect gender equality?

New blog on how COVID19 could impact on gender equality progress

Equal Lives PI Susan Harkness joined forces with a group of economists to write about how Covid-19 crisis presents a potentially major setback for gender equality in a blog for the Economics Observatory.

The blog explains how COVID19 presents a potential major setback for gender equality. It asks why women seem to be bearing the economic and caring brunt of the pandemic and whether and how these impacts might persist when lockdown ends.

It goes on to review how existing and new research might help predict both negative and positive impacts on women’s work and family lives.