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Women Take a Bigger Hit in the First Wave of Job Losses due to COVID-19

Thao Tran and Didem Tuzemen ()

Economic Bulletin, 2020, issue April 16, 2020, 5

Abstract: The temporary shutdown orders and social distancing measures taken to fight the COVID-19 outbreak have caused substantial job losses in the United States. Women, especially those without a college degree, have taken a bigger hit in the first wave of job losses. This imbalance could lead to prolonged damage to women’s employment and labor market attachment if job losses deepen and persist in the coming months.

Keywords: Unemployment; Employment; Women; Labor Force; Job loss; COVID-19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J20 J21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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