The social consequences of the confinement
Beyond the idea that we are all equally exposed to the virus, we can wonder whether the confinement measures have different social consequences for different groups.
Who are protected by short time work arrangement? Who is able to telework? Who is forced to go on the frontline? Who is losing their jobs? Who is suffering the most from confinement?
Can we identify any social gradient, gender gap, generational differences in the answers to these questions?
During the Webinar, Anke Hassel (Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance) and Bruno Palier (Researcher at Sciences Po, Director of LIEPP) will analyse the consequences of labour market and social policy decisions taken in Germany, France and Europe more broadly to cope with the pandemia.
While older men are the most frequently afflicted with acute cases of COVID-19, women, young people and low socio-economic groups bear the heaviest consequences of the measures decided to fight the pandemic.
Existing socio-economic divides between women and men and between generations are reinforced. They will argue that ongoing responses to the crisis must take into account the protection of front-line workers, women and the young.
Portrait of Anke Hessel ©Hertie School / Portrait of Bruno Palier ©Sciences Po