COVID-19 and gender disparities: Labour market outcomes

Singh V., Shirazi H., Turetken J.

Research in Economics, vol.76, no.3, pp.206-217, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rie.2022.07.011
  • Journal Name: Research in Economics
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EconLit, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-217
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Gender wage gap, Employment, Labour force, Technology, Canada, Logistic
  • TED University Affiliated: No


© 2022 University of VeniceThe study explores the effect of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes for women in the major urban areas in Canada. Using data from the Labour Force Statistics, we find the pandemic has had a disproportionately negative impact on the employment and income of women, worsening gender inequalities. Sectors more likely to employ women faced immense negative pressures, leading to dismal employment numbers. The effects of continued lockdowns and future potential inflation suggest that gender wage disparity continues to increase, worsening the economic health of women and making them even more vulnerable to future event risks.