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Covid triggers ‘shecession’ as more women are forced to exit the workforce

Pandemic has increased unequal burden of care, causing more women than men to leave the labour market: PwC

Senior reporter

Progress for women in the workplace could go back to 2017 levels by the end of 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is according to analysis conducted for PwC’s annual Women in Work Index, which measures female economic empowerment across 33 organisations for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.

The evidence emerging globally is that the damage from government response to Covid-19 and recovery policies is disproportionately being felt by women...

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