Women’s Economic Inactivity in Georgia
The economic aspect of gender inequality is commonly manifested in unequal access to employment for women. In Georgia, women face poorer labour market prospects than men, and the root cause of the gender inequality lies in the disproportionate distribution of care work and household responsibilities as well as in systemic unemployment. These issues were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief reviews causes and consequences of women’s economic inactivity, also in light of Covid-19 pandemic.
This brief was developed by UN Women Georgia Country Office in the framework of the UN Women projects “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia” supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.