Women and men have differentiated positions in the economic and social reality, which means that crises, such as the current one caused by Covid-19, will have different impacts.

The informal sector of the economy will be the most affected with job losses and a substantial loss of income. Within this sector, domestic service (that generates a similar number of jobs as construction) takes a prominent place, since it represents 25% of unregistered jobs. The decline in activity in this sector, because of social distancing measures, directly affects women, who represent 97% of those employed in private homes.

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