Tue, 1 June 2021
Economist Matthias Doepke of Northwestern University was one of the first to warn, the coronavirus pandemic would have a disproportionate impact on women. His latest study confirms in detail what he'd predicted. Because of the kinds of jobs filled mostly by women and their extra responsibilities for child care, Covid19's disruption of women's lives has been deeper and will last longer than men's. Doepke says this is the first big economic downturn in history worthy of the name "she-cession."