Gender Disparities in the Labour Market? Examining the COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta

University of Calgary School of Public Policy

The initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic generated large labour market disparities between men and women; however, in Alberta these differences did not persist beyond summer 2020. Instead, the pandemic continues to persistently and negatively affect the labour market patterns of parents with young children, regardless of the parent’s gender. This finding should guide policy-makers when planning for the province’s economic recovery


  • John Baker
  • Kourtney Koebel
  • Lindsay Tedds
  • Lindsay Tedds

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