This study looked into the socio-economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on gender equality, specifically:

  • Impact on employment, unemployment and inactivity; sectors most affected by the crisis; and people most at risk of prolonged unemployment and poverty.
  • Changes to working arrangements, including how teleworking has affected gender equality.
  • Impact on potential changes to gender roles, including the unpaid work distribution between women and men due to the closing of childcare facilities.

The study was prepared at the request of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Report: Gender equality and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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