Matthias Doepke
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. Professor, Department of Economics. Research focuses on economic growth and development, political economy, and monetary economics.

Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on Women’s Employment

August 27, 2020

The Issue:

Before Covid-19, the most recent economic recessions in the United States have been “mancessions,” meaning that employment losses were larger for men than women. In contrast, the Covid-19 recession has led to a sharp decline in women’s employment. Because workers who lose employment during a recession

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