Women’s inactivity during COVID-19 could be explained due to the adverse effects the economic crisis had on women holding vulnerable employment in urban areas and women in agriculture in rural areas.
Inactivity has costly implications for women. Once women become inactive for a long time, they may struggle to go back to the labor force, as has occurred during COVID-19. This situation leaves them with low possibilities of having stable employment with decent working conditions or getting a pension, threatening their economic freedom opportunities in the short and long term.
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