COVID-19’S IMPACT ON WOMEN
Click here to view The Impacts of COVID-19 on Wyoming Women, results from a survey conducted by the Wyoming Survey Analysis Center for WYWF and WYCF.
Here are the basics:
- 70% of mothers with children under age 18 are in the labor force
- Women form 70% of workers in the health and social sector
- Women do 2.6 times more unpaid care for families and work around the house
- Women are 10x more likely to stay home with sick kids
- Women also tend to work in low wage jobs that lack paid leave
- Nearly 75% of Wyoming’s minimum wage workers are women
- An estimates13% of all Wyoming women are uninsured
- Women are 74% of the nonprofit workforce and are often paid 74% or less to do the same job as a man
- Elderly women are more likely than their male counterparts to lack resources in retirement
Learn more about COVID-19’s impact on women & girls by reading:
- COVID-19 underscores Wyoming gender disparities as female unemployment surges
- Why gender matters in the impact and recovery from Covid-19
- Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track
- Do women and men have a coronavirus risk gap?
- Coronavirus puts a spotlight on paid leave policies
- COVID-19’s Gender Implications Examined in Policy Brief from CARE
- Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response
How have you been impacted by COVID-19? Job loss? Unexpected school closures?
Stories like yours can help inform those focusing aid.
Women In the News
Already behind, Wyoming women hit hard by COVID crisis: By far, most Wyomingites who work as housekeepers, bartenders, food servers, and other hospitality staff are women. In fact, women make up nearly three-quarters of the state’s minimum wage earners and tipped workforce.
How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America: One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential.
In The COVID Economy, Women Suffer More Job Losses Than Men: Since the start of the pandemic, women have accounted for significantly more job losses than men – 5.4 million to 4.4 million, according to a CNN analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Gender equality ‘key factor’ to pandemic recovery efforts: The leader of Norway said gender equality is “essential for a sustainable recovery” from the global coronavirus-induced economic crisis, as reports around the world indicate women bear the brunt of unpaid labor amid the pandemic.