The coronacrisis there is the threat of women's liberation back a few years ago, to push, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday in a blog post. This is because women are economically harder hit by the coronacrisis than their male counterparts. Because of this, the disparity between men and women since a few years back, after the gender difference exactly went down in the last few decades.
the IMF has several reasons as to why the status of women is once again under pressure in the coronatijd. The reason for this is the sectors in which women tend to work in: industries where a lot of one-on-eencontact, such as tourism and retail, but also in the hospitality industry. These industries were often out of work due to the global lockdownmaatregelen.
It is in these sectors will also be more difficult for you to work from home, so women are more likely to have lost their jobs than men in the United States, the number of unemployed women between april and June, 2 percentage points higher than the number of men who are unemployed, the IMF.
in addition, women are more likely than men to be active in the informal "black" economy. However, it must be remembered jobs as the clean-up and to be careful. In the non-formal sector, can a person in times of economic difficulty is easier on the street is to be taken.
tailor-made policy must have a hole to reduce
the Women are, according to the IMF, is also busy with the house and kindzorg, so they are often the first to be paid to give up if children do not attend school.
finally, it is to be a young women in low-income countries are often asked to drop out of school, and help around the house, when a economic crisis takes place. Because of this, it loses the woman's "human capital," according to the united nations organization.
The widening gap between men and women was reduced in size, can be tailor-made to the policy, writes the IMF. However, it must be considered to be subsidies for child care, and the provision of parental leave.