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Publications »  »  » Economic, Gender, and Digital Divides: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Philippines
SubjectDr. Ronahlee A. Ascuncion, Dean, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Book DescriptionDr. Ascuncion pinpoints country-specific features widening economic, gender, and digital divides in the Philippines during the pandemic. It has a young population, the service sector accounts for approximately 60% of employment, the internet penetration rate is >72%, and overseas Filipino workers contribute some 10% of GDP. Nonstandard employment is common, and pandemic restrictions have disproportionately affected the poor and women who juggle paid/unpaid work, employment inequalities, and family responsibilities. Government and other policy measures for the way forward are suggested.

 

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