The COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of health affecting the labour market, but on an entirely new scale. Gender differences in both paid and unpaid work have led to gender differences in the labour market consequences of COVID-19. For example, gender differences in occupations mean there have been some important differences in how COVID-19 has affected Canadian men and women. Gender differences in parenting behaviour have led to gender differences in the consequences of daycare and school closures.
Browse through some of the tables/infographics/short papers from Statistics Canada listed on the following pages and share with us a gender difference you find particularly interesting/important; feel free to share an anecdote from your own experience or from that of a friend or family member that relates to what you find in the data; try to connect your observations with materials covered this term
Proportion of women and men employed in occupations, annual Frequency: Annual Table: 14-10-0335-02
COVID-19 and the labour market in June 2020. Infographic.
Release date: July 10, 2020
Caring for their children: Impacts of COVID-19 on parents
by Karine Leclerc Release date: December 14, 2020

Sharing household tasks: Teaming up during the COVID-19 pandemic
by Clémence Zossou Release date: February 15, 2021

Carrière, Gisèle , Park, Jungwee, Deng, Zechuan and Kohen, Dafna. 2020. “Overtime work among professional nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.” StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada. Catalogue no. 45280001.

Statistics Canada, “Mental health among health care workers in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic,” The Daily. Released February 2, 2021.

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