Productivity and gender inequality: can we build back better?
As the country and regions look ahead and plan for recovery, what do we need to do differently to drive productivity in our cities and regions, build resilience and adapt to a new normal?
- James Kirkup, Director of Social Market Foundation (Chair)
- Professor Francesca Gains, Professor of Public Policy and Academic Co-Director of Policy@Manchester
- Eugenia Migliori, Principle Policy Advisor, Employment, Confederation of British Industry
- Dr Marianne Sensier, Research Fellow, The University of Manchester
- Christian Wakeford, MP Bury South
As the country and regions look ahead and plan for recovery, increasingly the focus is not only on getting the economy moving but on making changes to build back a better society. What do we need to do differently to drive productivity in our cities and regions, build resilience and adapt to a new normal? Conversations around productivity and gender equality are often separate conversations but addressing gender inequality in the labour market can support local industrial strategies, help increase productivity and address some of the gendered inequalities starkly revealed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Watch the event where we discuss gender differences in the labour market across combined authority areas in England, look at the impact of the pandemic on gender inequalities, examine how regions with devolved powers have responded to economic crisis with a gendered lens and explore ways that we can now work to build a better, fairer and more productive future.
This event was recorded on 11 June 2020.
- On Gender - publication
- Occupation, sex and employment rates in combined authorities – data analysis
- Building back a gender balanced better – devolution, growth and equalities – blog by Professor Francesca Gains
- Building back a ‘gendered’ better – briefing note by Professor Francesca Gains
- Can we ‘level up’ transport infrastructure across the UK? – blog by Professor Diane Coyle and Dr Marianne Sensier
- Levelling up regional resilience – blog by Dr Marianne Sensier and Dr Elvira Uyarra
- How resilient were UK regions to the 2008 financial crisis? Recovery policies for COVID-19 crisis – blog by Dr Marianne Sensier, Professor Fiona Devine and Dr Elvira Uyarra