Gender differences in employment one year into the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis by industrial sector and firm size
Author: Douwere Grekou, Yuqian Lu
Topic: Research and evaluation
Publisher: Statistics Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Article
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: May 26, 2021

An important aspect of the impact of COVID-19 is its disproportional impact across gender. This Insights article proposes a year-over-year approach that compares employment from March 2020 to February 2021 to their March-2019-to-February-2020 counterparts. It uses the Labour Force Survey to study gender gaps patterns in employment by industrial sector (goods or services) and firm size.

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