Italian younger workers – and women in particular- risk to be hit hard by the measures adopted to contrast COVID-19 epidemic.
Italy has been among the first European countries to experience a widespread diffusion of the virus. With the aim of reducing the pressure on the overloaded healthcare system, several measures have been put in place under the guiding principle of social distancing to reduce individuals’ exposure to Covid-19 in the workplace and in public spaces. Parallel to that, various policy interventions aiming at supporting vulnerable individuals particularly affected by the Covid-19 emergency have been put in place.
However young cohorts in Italy are likely to suffer short-term and long-term consequences on their careers from the measures adopted to halt the diffusion of the virus because of the characteristics of the majority of the work relationships involving young workers.
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