Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact



1 Introduction


2 Labour Market and Employment

Pre-pandemic trends

Labour Market Policy Over the Pandemic

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Gendered Employment Impacts of the Pandemic Policy Response

Priorities for the Recovery

Inclusive Growth

Working from home

Employment rights and enforcement

3 Benefits and Social Security

Pre-pandemic trends

Situation during the pandemic

The Adequacy of the Safety Net

Universal Credit

Legacy Benefits

Benefit Conditionality and Job Search Support

Statutory Sick Pay

4 Young people

Pre-Pandemic trends

Impact of the Pandemic

Government action during the pandemic

Apprenticeships and Kickstart

5 Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

Pre-pandemic trends

Situation during the pandemic

Proposals for change

6 Childcare

Pre-pandemic situation

Policy and Guidance during the Pandemic

Limitations of the Government’s Approach

7 Embedding equalities and improving equality data

The Government Equalities Office

Improving evidence–better data

Disaggregated data from Government

Specific data gaps and reporting requirements

Conclusions and recommendation

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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