The gender gap: the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the labour market and families

Alessandra Casarico, Chiara Saraceno
Modera Paola Pica

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy and society has widened the gender gap in the labour market and has not affected gender imbalance in the division of the family workload. Government choices about what and when to reopen, particularly the decision not to open educational services and schools, have revealed a vision of the family and gender roles, but also of the rights of children and teenagers, that is old-fashioned and out of touch, increasing not only gender inequality, but also social inequality.

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