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The Impact of COVID-19 on Inequalities & Work

Disruption in the Workplace, Human Resources, Occupational Health & Safety
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During this panel webinar our speakers will discuss the impact the ongoing pandemic is having on inequalities and work, and will also explore what some of the likely, but unintended consequences of the management of the COVID-19 crisis are. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what the barriers to work during COVID-19 are, who is more likely to be affected by them and what employers can do to support employees at risk of encountering these barriers.

Learning Outcomes

Barriers to work during COVID-19 – what are they and how can employers address them.
Organizational policy – how can it be developed to support employees during COVID-19


Yana Rodgers
Yana Rodgers is a Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, and in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, at Rutgers University. She also serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers. Yana specializes in using quantitative methods and large data sets to conduct research on women's health, labor market status, and well-being. She has worked regularly as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank, and she was President of the International Association for Feminist Economics. She currently serves as an Associate Editor with the journals World Development and Feminist Economics. Yana earned her PhD in economics from Harvard University and her BA in economics from Cornell University. She is originally from the Netherlands and is a mother of three and an avid runner.
Melissa Egan
Dr. Ellen MacEachen's sociologically oriented research focuses on the design and evaluation of work and health systems and how they can be adapted to suit changing employment and socio-political environments. She has a special interest in vulnerable workers and how the growth of precarious employment conditions affect worker access to state security systems. In her research, she works closely with community partners and policy makers to ensure research relevance and improve research impact.

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