17 Aug 21 | News

Launch of a series of short notes on gender disparities during the pandemic

The ‘LISER-MEGA Series on Gender Dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic’ summarises research findings and presents the views of experts on various dimensions of gender in the crisis

The outbreak of COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020 has had an impact on a multitude of areas of our daily lives: health to begin with, but also employment, public life, childcare, education, domestic tasks or even marital and family relations. In terms of gender equality, the question is how these radical changes in everyday life have affected equality between women and men.

The Luxembourg Ministry of Equality between Women and Men (MEGA) and LISER have signed a cooperative agreement to launch a project that investigates the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on gender inequalities in Luxembourg. The objective is to analyse the multiple effects of the pandemic on individual outcomes in the last year while also exploring potential changes in behaviour in the longer run.  

In this context, LISER and MEGA are releasing a series of short notes highlighting key research findings drawn from recent national and international research.  Each note focuses on a particular dimension of gender in the crisis --  reviewing key research results and presenting the views of selected national and international experts about what has occurred and what can be done now.

Publication #1

The first note entitled “Unemployment and working hours of women and men during the pandemic” examines differences in how men and women’s employment has been impacted since March 2020, and explains why analysts have coined the term “she-cession” to describe the economic and labour market impacts of the pandemic.

Download the publication here

View insights from experts Dr. Sena Coskun and Dr. David Koll from University of Mannheim