Pink-collar recession: Data reveals women have borne brunt of pandemic

Original article by Euan Black
The New Daily – Page: Online : 17-Jul-20

Women’s working hours fell by 7.3 per cent between March and June, according to figures released on 16 July, while men’s working hours fell by 6.5 per cent. Women suffered a 5.2 per cent drop in full-time employment between February and June, compared to a fall of only 3.8 per cent for men. Equity Economics economist Angela Jackson says the government has not focused enough on female jobs during the recession, and she has urged the government to boost female employment by providing more funds for the aged-care sector. Childcare advocates and economists note the return to fee-paying child care will result in many women being compelled to stay at home and work less shifts.


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