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Feminist Economics Perspectives on COVID-19

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jeanine Anderson, Catholic University of Peru; and Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics. Moderates: James Heintz, UMass Amherst.
International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), 2020
Level: beginner
Perspective: Feminist Economics
Topic: Crises, Inequality & Class, Labour & Care, Race & Gender
Format: Panel Discussion
Duration: 1:29:38

This is an online panel and discussion on the ongoing and potential gendered impacts of COVID-19 organized by the International Association of Feminist Economics (IAFFE). The panel explores in detail a wide variety of the impacts of COVID-19 on gender equality. Key topics covered are the women over-representation in paid/unpaid care workforce colluding with COVID-19 effects on rising unemployment and reducing income, along with rising unpaid work within households; the need of data on Time Use; crises and reproductive economy; the effects of social distancing in provision of food and the limits of the capacity to care in developing countries.

Comment from our editors:

This is a multi-faceted overview of key issues in the current COVID-19 crisis. The gender repercussions of the pandemic are analysed by prominent scholars on feminist economics. A clear idea of what the COVID-19 effect on gender equality would be and lines for future research are provided, along with a great discussion at the end of the panel.

Go to: Feminist Economics Perspectives on COVID-19


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