Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227342
Authors: 
Deshpande, Ashwini
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13815
Abstract: 
Examining high frequency national-level panel data from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on paid work (employment), unpaid work (time spent on domestic work) and incomes, this paper examines the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the gender gaps in paid and unpaid work through the lockdown and recovery phases. The first month of the national lockdown, April 2020, saw a large contraction in employment for both men and women, where more men lost jobs in absolute terms. Employment has recovered by August 2020 for men. However, for women, the likelihood of being employed is 9.5 percentage points lower than that for men, compared to the pre-pandemic period. Men spent more time on housework in April 2020, but by August the average male hours had declined, though not to the pre-pandemic levels. Time spent with friends fell sharply for both men and women in April, to recover in August, but not to the pre-pandemic levels. The paper also examines available income data to find the sharpest contraction of incomes in the rural sector for both men and women.
Subjects: 
COVID-19
lockdown
employment
gender
time use
incomes
India
JEL: 
J1
J6
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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