Fighting the Inequality Pandemic: COVID-19 and Its Economic Impacts on Marginalised Worker Groups

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    Fighting the Inequality Pandemic:
    COVID-19 and Its Economic Impacts on Marginalised Worker Groups 

    As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it continues to exacerbate pre-existing structural inequalities in the economy and society. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the pandemic’s impact on jobs. All around the world, the COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately devastated vulnerable worker groups like women, youth, lesser-educated workers, and self-employed/contract workers. The situation is no different in Malaysia, with the pandemic and the ensuing movement restrictions creating the largest and most unequal jobs crisis the country has seen in decades. 

    This webinar seeks to explore the COVID-19 pandemic’s starkly unequal economic impacts in Malaysia and investigate the deep-seated multifaceted inequalities that have been worsened by the pandemic. What can the latest jobs data tell us about how different worker groups are faring amid the unemployment crisis? How can policymakers alleviate these inequalities while building Malaysia’s resilience to future crises? What are some policy measures that can propel the nation’s workforce towards a more equal future of work? 

     

    Moderator:

    Dr Juita Mohamad
    Fellow
    Economics, Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI)
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia 

    Panellists:

    Alyssa Farha Jasmin
    Research Analyst
    Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice
    World Bank Malaysia 

    Dr Amanina Abdur Rahman
    Economist
    World Bank Malaysia 

    Dr Grace Lee Hooi Yean
    Associate Professor
    Department of Economics
    Monash University Malaysia 

    Calvin Cheng
    Analyst
    Economics, Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI)
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

     

    Date 1 April 2021
    Time 10:00am (UTC+8)
    Venue ISIS.Forum (Via Zoom Webinar)

     

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