How covid-19 locked out women from jobs -Rukmini S

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published Published on Jun 11, 2020   modified Modified on Jun 11, 2020

From an already low base, women’s employment has fallen further, and a recovery will be difficult

A clutch of early studies on the impact of the lockdown on employment is showing that women’s employment could be particularly badly hit. Given India’s record low female workforce participation rates, growing child care demands, and a looming recession, researchers fear that women could be increasingly shut out of the productive economy.

To estimate the impact of the lockdown on employment, Ashwini Deshpande, professor of economics at Ashoka University, looked at national-level panel data from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)’s Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS) database for a discussion paper published on the University’s website.

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