The pandemic: Women, child care and the economy

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In this section you will find research, news and policy analysis related to women, gender and the economy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five things the federal government can do to support women and economic growth
Assiniboia Times, 19 August 2020

News coverage of childcare during covid-19: Where are women and gender?
Politics & Gender, August 2020

2020: The school year we made women choose between work & care
Romper, 11 August 2020

Study: COVID-19 associated with unemployment gap between Canadian mothers and fathers
The Ubyssey, 18 August 2020

We’re sharing childcare: I’ve colour-coded each parent according to risk profile’
Financial Times, 2 August 2020

The economic impact of COVID-19 has disproportionately hit women
The Hamilton Spectator, 31 July 2020

Pandemic threatens decades of women’s labour force gains
RBC, 16 July 2020

Resetting normal: Women, decent work and Canada's fractured care economy
Canadian Women’s Foundation, July 2020

COVID-19 and gender: A policy paper
The University of Nortre Dame, 1 July 2020

COVID-19 and the gender employment gap among parents of young children 
Canadian Public Policy, July 2020

The nearly impossible balance for working mothers during pandemic
Policy Options, 8 June 2020

We are losers in this crisis’: Research finds lockdowns reinforcing gender inequality
The Guardian, 29 May 2020

‘I had to choose being a mother’” With no child care or summer camps, women are being edged out of the workforce
The Lily, 22 May 2020

Reform maternity leave to meet the needs of modern women
National Post, 20 May 2020

Have women disappeared from the messaging around child care?
Policy Options, 11 March 2019 

‘I feel like a 1950s housewife’: How lockdown has exposed the gender divide
The Guardian, 3 May 2020

Women juggling with caregiving take brunt of pandemic labour impact 
CTV News, 1 May 2020

COVID-19 has laid bar how much we value women’s work, and how little we pay for it
The Conversation, 21 April 2020, news article.

The COVID-19 recession will hurt women more, but it might nudge them toward equality
Quartz, 15 April 2020, news article.

The coronavirus is a disaster for feminism 
The Atlantic, 27 Mach 2020

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