Women’s participation in job market to be subject of webinar

The recession arising from COVID-19 has affected women disproportionately, especially mothers. Even after people get vaccinated and the pandemic ends, some of these impacts on the labor market will remain
经济学
19 四月 2021
Women’s participation in job market to be subject of webinar

Women’s presence in the job market has expanded substantially in recent decades in Brazil. Nevertheless, they still face obstacles to receiving similar pay to men, especially in occupations that require advanced qualifications. Based on this premise, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE) will hold a webinar on April 22, from 10 am to 11:30 am, called “Women’s Participation in the Job Market,” in partnership with the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. The event is part of celebrations of FGV IBRE’s 70th anniversary.

Studies show that barriers to women’s career development are associated with factors such as their tendency to do more housework and child rearing than men on average, organizational cultures of promotion based on male evaluation criteria and obstacles that hinder career progression. The recession arising from COVID-19 has affected women disproportionately, especially mothers. Even after people get vaccinated and the pandemic ends, some of these impacts on the labor market will remain. Public policies may be needed to stop the health crisis from resulting in setbacks in terms of women’s earnings in the job market.

The speakers will include Ana Luiza Neves de Holanda Barbosa, a researcher at IPEA; Cecilia Machado, a professor at FGV EPGE; and Laisa Racther, a researcher at FGV IBRE. The moderator will be Fernando Canzian, Folha de S. Paulo special reporter. The event will be broadcast on FGV’s and the newspaper’s YouTube channels, as well as on FGV’s LinkedIn page.

The webinar is intended for companies in different sectors, human resources professionals, students and other people interested in the subject. To sign up free of charge, click here.

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