The Covid-19 gender gap: the impact of the pandemic on gender inequalities in the labour market


This event, hosted by UK think tank the Social Market Foundation will explore the impact of COVID-19 on gender inequalities in the UK labour market.

Join the Social Market Foundation, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, for a virtual Ask the Expert panel event to explore the impact of COVID-19 on gender inequalities in the UK labour market.

At this event, Director of the CEPR Labour Economics ProgrammeProfessor Barbara Petrongolo will present new data drawn from Understanding Society’s COVID-19 supplement– a longitudinal study of the impact of coronavirus on UK households.

Recent research has revealed that the coronavirus outbreak has had an immediate adverse effect on the existing inequalities that impact women in the labour market. Despite much work towards ending these pre-existing inequalities, will the pandemic set back the progress already made? What can we do to prevent this, and what measures can we take to ensure that progress is continued to be made during this time of uncertainty?

Panellists:

Professor Barbara Petrongolo, Professor of Economics, Oxford University; Director, CEPR Labour

The Rt Hon Baroness Nicky MorganSMF Trustee and Former Minister for Women and Equalities

Matthew Percival, Director, People and Skills, CBI

James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation

 

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