Gendered impact of COVID­19

Bhandari, Parul (2020) Gendered impact of COVID­19. Indian Federalism Perspectives, 4. pp. 1-7.

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Gender inequalities are systemic and structured into the workings of our societies. Anthropologists and sociologists, in particular, reveal these inequalities by studying the everyday realities of life, and by explaining how gendered role expectations of men and women stitch the fabric of Indian society. At the same time, exceptional periods of crises (political unrest, wars) too expose acute gender asymmetries (Das, 2008; Menon & Bhasin, 1998). It is no surprise then that in this trying period of the COVID­19 pandemic, une crise inimaginable, we are witnessing a unique and unsettling amalgamation of the everyday and the critical event (Das 1995), which has put undue and lopsided pressures on women both in the realm of their everyday lives and professional and economic spheres. While this essay can in no way comprehensively trace the wide­ranging gendered impact of COVID­19, it focuses on four areas where, as evidence suggests, women have been adversely impacted much more than men, namely, job losses, domestic division of labour, girl child rearing practices and domestic abuse.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Gender inequalities | COVID­19
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 01 May 2022 06:49
Last Modified: 01 May 2022 06:49
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