Seminar with the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on the labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns
By Simone Schotte
Simone Schotte presented the recently published WIDER Working Paper on The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Eevidence from Ghana for the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics seminar series.
The research, part of the project on Transforming informal work and livelihoods, provides insight on the impact of stringent lockdown policies on labour market outcomes in Ghana, finding a persistent nation-wide impact on labour market outcomes, particularly jeopardizing particularly the livelihoods of small business owners mainly operating in the informal economy.
The event was attended by the local research community in economics and generated fruitful discussion.