From an episode of Uncommon SensePresented by Amy Mullins

Interview

Uncommon Sense: Escalating Gender Inequality In The Wake Of COVID-19

“Women are copping it on every level – there isn’t really a space in the labour market you can say women are doing as good as before.” Alison Pennington, Senior Economist at the Centre for Future Work, speaks with host Amy Mullins about the state of the deregulated and casualised labour market in the wake of the COVID crisis, and the many ways it’s adversely affecting women. They look at how in this pandemic women are disproportionately in high-risk frontline roles, that are often low-paid, lacking in paid leave, and insecure. This has many flow-on effects for women's physical and mental wellbeing, as they have also been traditionally expected to take on the role of caring for children and elderly parents. 

Alison Pennington
Listen to Uncommon Sense: Escalating Gender Inequality In The Wake Of COVID-1932:554 August 2020