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Gender Disparities in the Workforce During the Pandemic
Episode 23rd May 2022 • Start Smart • Peter Weddle and Shelia Gray
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In this episode, we explore a recent report by Pew Research on the impact of the pandemic on gender disparities within the US workforce. It’s an interesting study that, in some areas, offers findings that run counter to the conventional wisdom. Citing a survey of U.S. households, it concludes that there isn’t a widespread “She-cession,” but instead points to a more nuanced picture of workforce participation by women during the pandemic and continuing today.


We also look at the pandemic’s impact on the number of hours women have been working as well as on the pay disparities between men and women.  Join us as we discuss the growing importance of having childcare services in the workplace, the future of AI in caregiving jobs, the impact of the US tipping culture in hospitality jobs, and why we need to put salary ranges on job posts.

Links mentioned:

Some gender disparities widened in the U.S. workforce during the pandemic by Pew Research

The Future of Work Trends: Scarcity, Individuality and Inclusivity

State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary by JOLTS

‘The Future of Work Trends in 2022: The new era of humanity’ by Korn Ferry

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