Pandemic set women’s working conditions in Latin America back by a decade – ECLAC

'High-risk sectors concentrate about 56.9 percent of employment for women and 40.6 percent for men in Latin America,' the report notes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A year of crisis has meant a decade of labor regression for Latin American women. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) points out that women have been the most affected by the economic impact of covid-19, as they are the majority in occupations where jobs are more precarious and at risk of disappearing, such as trade, hospitality, industry, and domestic services, and with limited access to credit to preserve or recover their businesses.

In other largely female-dominated professional sectors, such as health and education, jobs are not in danger, but . . .

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