Women's Work: The Impact of the COVID Crisis on Australian Women

Women's Work: The Impact of the COVID Crisis on Australian Women

The Grattan Institute has released a report showing the COVID recession hit women much harder than men, and will compound women's lifetime economic disadvantage. Australian women copped a triple-whammy: they lost more jobs than men – almost 8 per cent at the peak of the crisis, compared to 4 per cent for men; they shouldered more of the increase in unpaid work – including supervising children learning remotely – taking on an extra hour each day more than men, on top of their existing heavier load; and they were less likely to get government support – JobKeeper excluded short-term casuals, who in the hardest-hit industries are mostly women.

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