Women Experience Greater Social, Economic Impacts Than Men During COVID-19 Pandemic

Al Jazeera: Coronavirus: Why are women paying a heavier price?
“…Women have shown better COVID-19 outcomes than men … But any such advantage is reversed when it comes to the social and economic effects of the pandemic; here the brunt falls heaviest on women. … As an example, more than 90 percent of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa is composed of informal workers, most of whom are female, whose jobs are more at risk due to the pandemic, according to a World Bank report…” (Pietromarchi, 9/11).

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