What impact has Covid-19 had on gender equality in the workplace? 50% more women have left the workforce than men as a result of (Covid-19). So (the) gap has widened and … from an economic recovery point of view, one of the biggest risks is: we need women to be working and more women to be working to … drive the economic recovery.
What are the main reasons for this impacting women so much? There were a lot of reasons … one is that (womens’) jobs went, the other was the kids came home. About 50% of women versus around 17% of men have gone home to look after kids. So we know the impacts on women are multifaceted, and there’s a few, but they’ve been big and so the economic impacts … on women overall have been much larger than on men.
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