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Mothers are 47 percent more likely to have lost their jobs permanently or to have quit.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put at risk decades of progress in gender equality as a result of women taking on the brunt of extra childcare, more housework, greater job losses, and virtually no female representation or voice in the government, experts alerted.
"The coronavirus' consequences on gender equality can set back 50 years of progress," the Fawcett Society chief executive Sam Smet said on the eve of Equal Pay Act's 50th anniversary.
Mothers are 47 percent more likely to have lost their jobs permanently or to have quit, a study revealed.
According to the Institutes of Fiscal Studies and Education at University College London, two of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 are the hospitality industry and commerce, employed mainly by women.