Professor Christina Ewig and the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy are part of a University of Minnesota research team that has received funding via the new Time's Up, Measure Up initiative, to study how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women.
The UMN team's project is called "Wear and Care: The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers’ Employment Decisions." It will examine the impact of the pandemic on the employment patterns of direct care workers in the health care sector, and how these workers anticipate the pandemic will shape their future labor market decisions.
In addition to Ewig, the University of Minnesota team includes Janette Dill, Associate Professor, School of Public Health; Jane VanHeuvelen, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; and Tom VanHeuvelen, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.
A total of seven research projects are receiving $330,000 in grant money from the Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative, a project under the TIME’S UP Impact Lab, which was built to measure the gendered and racialized impact of structural inequities in the workplace.