Markus Grabka (DIW Berlin): "Covid-19 is not affecting all working people equally"
Daniel Graeber (DIW Berlin): "COVID-19: a crisis of the female self-employed"
Herbert Brücker (IAB): "COVID-19: a crisis of the female self-employed"
Chairs: Carsten Schröder (DIW Berlin) und Ulrich Walwei (IAB)
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic poses enormous societal challenges and may fundamentally alter social inequalities both within and between social groups. The pandemic also leads to newly emerging risk groups. The first aim of the session is to provide early evidence of how the pandemic and the governmental measures that accompanied it have altered social inequalities. The second aim of the session is to investigate the societal implications of SARS-CoV-2-related policies. I.e., to identify policies that have proven beneficial and to recommend policies that could be implemented to mitigate unintended side-effects. The session includes first evidence on (i) the socio-economic implications for employees in Germany; (ii) the self-employed; and (iii) refugees and other migrants.