The Effects of Gender and COVID-19 on Labor Force participation in the United Kingdom between 2015 and 2021
Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Professor William Lincoln
@ 2022 Sahana Narayan
Though the determinants of female labor force participation in prior decades have been researched, it is yet to be determined if the same factors hold for the past few years, especially after COVID-19 devastated the global economy and unemployment rose. This paper investigates the effects of gender and COVID-19 on labor force participation in the United Kingdom, while also looking at how factors such as marital status, motherhood, and household structure interact with gender and COVID-19 in affecting labor force participation. Using a probit model, this paper finds that gender and COVID-19 alone have a very small role in affecting labor force participation. Instead, for gender subgroups such as married women and mothers, their gender has a substantial negative relationship with labor force participation. However, during the years of COVID-19 married women and mothers have a positive association with labor force participation.
Narayan, Sahana, "The Effects of Gender and COVID-19 on Labor Force participation in the United Kingdom between 2015 and 2021" (2023). CMC Senior Theses. 3191.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.