Title

COVID-19 and raising the value of care

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2020

Keywords

COVID-19, gender, gender wage gap, occupational segregation

Abstract

In this opinion piece, we argue the current pandemic is shining a light on caregiving as critical work that is under-valued and under-paid. We call upon national lawmakers to raise the value of care work. Doing so would also make progress in solving another national crisis: closing the gender wage gap. We explore how the gender wage gap is driven primarily by the fact that men and women sort into different work, with women being over-represented in work where they care for others and in work that allows them to care for their families.

Publication Title

Gender, Work and Organization

ISSN

09686673

E-ISSN

14680432

Volume

27

Issue

5

First Page

705

Last Page

708

DOI

10.1111/gwao.12461

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