Covid-19’S Effects on Inequality in The American Labor Market from Three Perspectives: Skill, Race, and Gender
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- COVID-19; labor market; inequality; social welfare
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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TY - CONF AU - Zichang Wang AU - Ethan Wong AU - Botao Liu AU - Zihan Liu PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - Covid-19’S Effects on Inequality in The American Labor Market from Three Perspectives: Skill, Race, and Gender BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3310 EP - 3324 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.540 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.540 ID - Wang2021 ER -