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GTAP Resource #6285

"The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's welfare and domestic burdens in Bolivia"
by Escalante, Luis and Helene Maisonnave

The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) is threatening the well-being of citizens in most countries of the world, however women and men could be affected in different ways. This study uses a gender-sensitive computable general equilibrium model linked to a micro model to assess the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty and inequality in Bolivia. The results reveal negative effects for all economic agents. In addition, female-headed households in general and those headed by unskilled women in particular are the most affected, as they experience significant reductions in employment and the largest increases in household burdens. This is due to the significant presence of female labour in the sectors most affected by Covid-19. Likewise, we find increases in poverty and inequality, with women being more affected than men, which ultimately results in Bolivian women becoming a highly vulnerable group.

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Category: 2021 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference)
Date: 2021
Created: Maisonnave, H. (4/15/2021)
Updated: Maisonnave, H. (6/23/2021)
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- Economic crisis
- Economic development
- South America

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Posted by: Escalante, Luis    12/19/2021 3:22:00 PM
Updated version!

Gender and Covid-19: Are women bearing the brunt? A case study for Bolivia