Indonesia Study Group
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Webinar ID: 850 4235 3685
Riyana Miranti (University of Canberra), Tri Mulyaningsih (Universitas Sebelas Maret) and Eny Sulistyaningrum (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
This seminar will preview the authors’ forthcoming Survey of Recent Developments for the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.
This Survey discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood of Indonesian women. The pandemic has been disproportionately affecting women around the world, including in Indonesia due to the existing gender inequalities at work and at home. This has forced adjustments in labour utilisation and in movement from formal to informal sector in the labour market. Women bear mostly unpaid work or care for families and communities at home. The pandemic has also affected households differently in that larger, urban and female-headed households suffer more, although it has created new opportunities such as those for SMEs utilising digitalisation. We will also discuss recent macroeconomic developments especially the role of government intervention in lessening the severity of the pandemic. These include empowering women in the digital era, providing family-friendly policies at work, continuing investment in human capital, and improving social assistance.
This seminar will be recorded.
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