17 Sep 2020

The 'pink-collar recession'

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 17 September 2020

New Zealand has officially gone into a recession after the economy contracted a record 12.2 percent in the three months to June.

This comes after data released by Stats NZ showed the impact of Covid-19 on jobs during that same quarter disproportionately affected women.

Australian senior economist Matt Grudnoff has been looking into what's called the 'pink-collar recession' - and speaks to Jesse about ways to stimulate the economy that benefit everyone.

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