Last month, the World Economic Forum released their “Global Gender Gap Report.”
“We hope that this report will serve as a call to action to leaders to embed gender parity as a central goal of our policies and practices to manage the post-pandemic recovery, to the benefit of our economies and our societies,” wrote Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director and Head of the Centre for the New Economy and Society.
Chapter 2 of the report is dedicated to analyzing the “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Economic Gender Gaps,” using “high-frequency data from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the LinkedIn Economic Graph team and Ipsos to offer a timely analysis of the impact of the pandemic on existing gender gaps in economic participation.”
“The evidence shows that while both men and women were severely affected by the pandemic, women experienced a larger impact through multiple channels,” the World Economic Forum reported. “First, as women are frequently employed in sectors directly disrupted by lockdown