Covid-19 Crisis Amplifies Inequalities, Affects Even Workers with Higher Education

A study estimates that of every ten workers in Brazil, eight are at some degree of risk of losing income and employment due to the economic shutdown triggered by the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The economic shutdown triggered by the Coronavirus pandemic is expected to amplify inequality in the Brazilian labor market between men and women, as well as between whites and blacks.

This is shown in a study by the Solidarity Research Network, which includes researchers from several universities and organizations in the country. Women are at greater risk of losing their jobs and income, because they are more present in non-essential sectors -strongly affected by Covid-19-, while blacks have more precarious and casual employment ties.

Thus, black women continue to be the most vulnerable and remain . . .

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