COVID-19 and Gender Equality in Luxembourg

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Two years after the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 and the ensuing lockdown measures taken to contain the spread of the disease, the ongoing pandemic has had significant and wide-reaching implications on many aspects of life – health, economic and social – affecting different social groups in highly asymmetric ways.
At the beginning of the crisis, the OECD pointed out the burden that women were carrying: “First and foremost, women are leading the health response: women make up almost 70% of the health care workforce, exposing them to a greater risk of infection. At the same time, women are also shouldering much of the burden at home, given school and childcare facility closures and longstanding gender inequalities in unpaid work. Women also face high risks of job and income loss” (..)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherMinistère de l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes (MEGA)
Commissioning bodyMinistère de l'Égalité entre les femmes et les hommes (MEGA)
Number of pages87
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Gender equality
  • Luxembourg

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