Briefing Paper 99 – Leave no woman behind: a European regulation for a gender-responsive recovery

November 25, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities, including gender inequalities. Indeed, the socio-economic consequences of the crisis have had – among other effects – a detrimental impact on women’s participation in the labour market. Moreover, the pandemic has given an unprecedented push to the spread of teleworking, which also had significant repercussions on women’s work-life balance and employment levels.

How is the EU trying to ensure than no woman is left behind during the recovery? In this briefing paper SOLIDAR gives an overview of the legislative and policy developments concerning women participation in the labour market introduced between 2020 and 2021 at EU level. At the end of the paper, we develop a set of recommendations for a gender-responsive future of work.

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