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Trial Status in_development completed
Trial End Date April 26, 2021 March 31, 2021
Last Published April 24, 2020 02:56 PM April 13, 2021 05:14 AM
Study Withdrawn No
Intervention Completion Date March 31, 2021
Data Collection Complete Yes
Is there a restricted access data set available on request? Yes
Restricted Data Contact [email protected]
Data Collection Completion Date March 31, 2021
Is data available for public use? No
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Paper Abstract In a globalized world, pandemics transmit impacts through markets. We document employment changes, coping strategies, and welfare of garment factory workers in Ethiopia’s largest industrial park during the early stages of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. We field a phone survey of female workers during a two month period in which cases are rapidly rising globally, but not locally. Our data suggest significant changes in employment, high levels of migration away from urban areas to rural areas if women are no longer working, and high levels of food insecurity. These findings compel a research and policy focus on documenting and mitigating the market-reach of pandemics on low-income workers at the margins.
Paper Citation Meyer, C.J., Hardy, M., Witte, M., Kagy, G. and Demeke, E., 2021. The market-reach of pandemics: Evidence from female workers in Ethiopia’s ready-made garment industry. World Development, 137, p.105179.
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