Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021)

Covid-19’S Effects on Inequality in The American Labor Market from Three Perspectives: Skill, Race, and Gender

Authors
Zichang Wang1, +, Ethan Wong2, *, +, Botao Liu3, +, Zihan Liu4, +
1University of Washington, Seattle, 201 Ne Campus PKWY, Seattle, Washington, United States
2Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts, Andover 01810, United States
3Changjun High School International Department, 328 Chazishan Middle Rd, Hunan, China
4Cushing Academy, Massachusetts, Ashburnham 01430, United States
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These authors contributed equally to this work and should be considered co-first authors.

*Corresponding author email: ewong23@andover.edu
Corresponding Author
Ethan Wong
Available Online 15 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.540How to use a DOI?
Keywords
COVID-19; labor market; inequality; social welfare
Abstract

COVID-19 put the labor market in an unforeseen position because current technologies allow a portion of workers to work from home. In this paper, we will examine and speculate the changes of inequality in the labor market from the perspectives of skill, race, and gender before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of skill, low-skilled and middle-skilled workers were affected more than high-skilled workers because they can be replaced by automation, and technologies allow more high-skilled workers to work from home. In terms of race, the pre-existing racial discrimination was deteriorated by COVID-19, which enlarged the gap of income, health care, living conditions, and wealth among the different racial groups. In terms of gender, the increased flexibility of working conditions caused by COVID-19 initially increased gender inequality, but in the long run, more equality may occur.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
15 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-483-4
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.540How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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