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The gendered impact of the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

16-10-2020 - 10:42
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The study, commissioned by the Policy Department, at the request of the FEMM Committee, outlines some of the key gendered effects of the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period

It explains how the gendered effects may extend into the post-crisis period based on currently available data on COVID and longer-term effects of previous outbreaks.

This includes the lack of sex-disaggregated data, the role of healthcare workers and care workers, domestic violence, the impact of quarantine on feminised sectors of the economy, the additional unpaid labour on women as a result of lockdown, access to maternity, sexual and reproductive health services.

Author:

Clare WENHAM, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom