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Women and work: Has the pandemic undone years of progress in developed and developing countries?
The pandemic recession has disproportionately affected women, in both developed and developing countries. In advanced economies, women have withdrawn from the labor force in greater numbers, likely hurting their career prospects as well as family incomes. In poorer countries, the costs can include a reversal of progress in halting child marriage and in boosting education for girls. Two experts—on the United States and on Africa—debate what effect this phenomenon will have on global growth and productivity, and what policymakers can do.

Joining this episode of Global Connections are:

HOST
Caroline Atkinson
Senior Advisor, RockCreek; PIIE Executive Committee member

GUESTS

● Betsey Stevenson
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan; Former Member of the Council of Economic Advisers

● Abebe Selassie
Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund


ABOUT THIS SERIES
Join the conversation with the world's leading economic policymakers, business leaders, and experts as they discuss the challenges facing the global economic system. Caroline Atkinson, former White House deputy national security adviser and former head of global policy for Google, hosts this monthly virtual discussion series.

All attendees will be muted and video blocked unless the host grants them permission. Two methods for asking questions will be available through Zoom during the Q&A:

- Q&A tool.
- Hand-raising feature to be called on and unmuted. Please allow the host a moment to unmute before you begin your question.

Please note that attendees who join by phone will only be able to listen to the webinar.

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Jun 8, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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