Image Sewing machines in a garment factory, Accra, Ghana The effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the labor market have been devastating. There have been substantial job losses, and initial labor force surveys find these to be especially high for less educated workers. In developing countries, lockdowns have caused migrations, sometimes significant, from cities back to home provinces and villages where family members are employed in agriculture. Governments have instituted massive wage subsidy programs and income support to mitigate the loss in employment.
Job loss among less educated workers, out-migration of low-skilled urban workers back to the informal agricultural sector, and […]