COVID-19 and Working Lives in the UK: Inequalities of Gender and Class
Event Date: Friday 18th June 2021
About this event
Over the past year, WBG has been working alongside researchers from the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick, using the most robust data available to analyse the impact of the pandemic on working-class women, with an additional project to examine the impact on all women and men in the UK.
We have carried out detailed analyses on topics including keyworking, furloughing, reduced hours, financial security, the division of housework and childcare, home-schooling, flexible working, and the overall effects of the pandemic on workers’ mental wellbeing.
The Women’s Budget Group will also be presenting its findings from its work on public opinion on the government’s response to Covid-19 and the effect of the pandemic on parents across the four nations of the UK.
You can access the findings from the working-class women project below.
Briefing note 1: Employment and Mental Health
Briefing note 2: Housework and Childcare
Briefing note 3: One Year On
Professor Tracey Warren, Nottingham University Business School
Professor Clare Lyonette, IER, Warwick University
Dr Luis Torres, Nottingham University Business School
Dr Sara Reis, Women’s Budget Group
Dr Mara Yerkes, University of Utrecht
Mandu Reid, Women’s Equality Party
Professor Rob McDonald, University of Huddersfield
Nikki Pound, Women’s Officer, Equalities and Strategies Department, TUC
Mary-Ann Stephenson, Women’s Budget Group
Chair: Professor Jennifer Tomlinson, Leeds University Business School